Public Service Information
Information for ARES©, RACES, EmCom and Public Service Communicators
Public Service Events are an important way to display Amateur Radio's capabilities to the general public and to practice with our equipment in a non-emergency situation. Many of the functions amateur radio communicators perform at these Public Service Events are identical to those performed during incident and EmCom situations.
Amateur Radio Resource Typing is another important item for Amateur Radio Communicators. The use of Typing simplifies the identifying, ordering and supplying of Amateur Radio Communicators for specific tasks at events and incidents. Click on Resource Typing on the left.
If you or your Amateur Radio Club are supporting an event or need help providing communications, this is also the place to list the event. Events posted here are generally in the North Central Texas area although any event information received will be posted. Postings need to include the date, event name, served agency, contact, estimate of amateurs needed and any other related information. Information can be sent via email or phone. Most Dallas area events, if conducted as a controlled net lasting at least 3 hours, qualify for RACES credit. Check with your local RACES radio officer if in doubt. Most events are conducted on 2 meters.
Riley Hollingsworth, Special Counsel for Amateur Radio at that time, speaking at the Ft. Wayne Indiana Hamfest says "it's time for more amateurs to get involved with public service." He went on to say that since September 11, Amateur Radio and its potential have moved into a prominent position on the national front and that we must move quickly to establish our place. (WorldRadio)
Send comments, suggestions or information to:
John Galvin, N5TIM at arrl.net .
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