YCARS opened their door to the new York County ARES organization on Thursday, January 17. 14 area Amateurs who have already joined, or who have since joined ARES were in attendance.

York County ARES has been hard at work since being formed just a few months ago. They have been holding weekly ARES nets, each Monday at 9pm, on the KD4EOD repeater. Net manager is Steve, W3SPC.

John, NJ4Z and Steve, W3SPC, have met with leadership for York County Communications and York County Emergency Management. They are working to define the primary and secondary roles that ARES will play in auxiliary and emergency communications to support York County.

YC ARES has met with numerous public service organizations, including DHEC and the Red Cross, and are currently defining ARES roles and responsibilities in those organizations emergency communications plans.

A tactical communications plan is currently being developed. This plan will outline the standard operating procedures if a disaster strikes our area.



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