(Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)
Kerry Bickford
, WA2NAN, County Radio Officer

Last updated - January 25, 2015

********* Emergency Communications **********

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


National RACES Page

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ST. Lawrence County ARES

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St. Lawrence County Homepage

NNY Section ARRL Homepage



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NOAA Weather

National Skywarn Page

Incident Command System

Modified ICS-213 form




Ham News
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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.

Entry forms can also be downloaded from the Chamberís website at .


Army MARS Implementing Winlink 2000 with Airmail Network

After a thorough study of security and connectivity issues, the Army Military Affiliate Radio System ( MARS) has launched the final phase of implementing Winlink 2000 with Airmail as a system-wide communication tool. A global MARS-Winlink 2000 network is expected to be in service by this summer. Winlink 2000 Network Administrator Steve Waterman, K4CJX/AAR4WU, a member of the Winlink Development Team, is the MARS team leader.
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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 transmitted.
RACES is administered under the guidance of the St. Lawrence County Director of Emergency Services. 

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.


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