ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY RACES
(Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Our Club Callsign is K2SLC Our Packet BBS is SLCEOC Our APRS Digi is K2SLC-1
Information on the mandatory Incident Command System ( ICS ) and ( NIMS ) testing for all ARES and RACES volunteers can be found if you: Click Here
The 2014 Carp Tournament will be held on August 14th and 16th in Waddington, N.Y. Our local Amateurs will be running communications again this year and we are looking for volunteer Radio Operators. Please mark your calanders and contact WA2NAN or N2NVW if you plan to help. This is a fun time and a worthy cause, making kids smile. I hope to hear from you....73........Kerry - WA2NAN
The annual contest, now in its 12th year, will be held Aug. 14 to 16 on the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena. It is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 18.
Registration covers entry into the tournament plus the Mort Backus & Sons Fishing School.
Special gift certificates are available from the county Chamber; call 386-4000 for more information.
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What Is St. Lawrence County RACES
The St. Lawrence County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a reserve that provides the government of St. Lawrence County with a variety of professional unpaid volunteer skills, including administrative, technical and operational, for emergency tactical, administrative and logistical communications, such as with its agencies, municipalities within the County, neighboring governments and the State Emergency Management Office.
RACES mission is to operate and maintain Amateur communications systems and to perform unique, accurate and efficient communications services to assist government officials in the protection of life and property. RACES promotes the effective man and utilization of the Amateur Radio Operators in support of civil defense and disaster response recovery.
RACES was established by the FCC in
1952. RACES was envisioned to be a temporary service to provide
radio communication for civil defense purposes. It is administered
by local, county, and state civil defense organizations and is supported
by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as the FCC.
The rules that apply to RACES are in Section 97.407 of the
Commissionís Rules. All communications transmitted in RACES must
be specifically authorized by the civil defense organization for the area
served and only certain types of civil defense communications may be
Would you like to become a member of St. Lawrence County ARES - RACES and help support Emergency and Public Service communications in our county? If you would, please contact Kerry Bickford - WA2NAN for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
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