ARES/RACES of Delaware County Pennsylvania

Mission: Providing Emergency Communications Support. Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is an organized unit of trained, FCC-licensed volunteers

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About Delco ARES

Delco ARES is an organized unit of trained, FCC-licensed volunteer Amateur Radio operators dedicated to providing back-up, auxiliary emergency communication support.

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Weekly Net

Weekly ARES Net W3KG 446.775, pl 88.5, Monday, 1930 Hours. All Amateur Radio operators are encouraged to participate.

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Join ARES-RACES

If you're a licensed Amateur Radio operator interested in volunteering with Delaware County ARES-RACES, please complete a membership application.

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ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is the emergency communications arm of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

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RACES

The federal government created RACES following World War II to address the need for Amateur Radio operators to function as an integral part of a state, county or local Civil Defense (CD) agency in time of national emergency.

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ACS

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has begun the development and implementation of a Pennsylvania Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) program.

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SKYWARN

SKYWARN is a self-contained network of certified weather spotters sponsored and trained by the National Weather Service (NWS). 

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Delaware County

Delaware County ARES-RACES serves a critical role in a heavily populated industrialized area of suburban Philadelphia.

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Public Service

Delaware County ARES-RACES assists local communities and charitable organizations by providing communications support for parades, walks, runs and other events where public safety is a concern.

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ARES Repeaters

Delaware County ARES-RACES operates ten repeaters dedicated to emergency communications from five sites within the county. 

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Winlink 2000

Winlink 2000 (WL2K) is a worldwide system of volunteer resources supporting email by radio, with non-commercial links to the internet.

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D-STAR

The use of D-STAR technology for Amateur Radio emergency communications provides a number of benefits augmenting traditional analog FM operations.

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Training

Training is critical to the mission of Delaware County ARES-RACES.

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Reference Library

Here are various documents, guides and manuals relating to Delaware County ARES and emergency radio that are available for download.

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Personnel

People are the most important assets of any organization, particularly those of volunteer public service units.

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ARES Radio Room

Delaware County ARES-RACES maintains a sophisticated communications station at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Lima

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Field Comms

At the heart of ARES-RACES is the capability to respond to an emergency, deploying personnel and equipment to provide critical communications when commercial or government systems fail.

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Alternate Power

The use of alternate power sources by Amateur Radio operators is critical to the mission of ARES-RACES.

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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio is a fascinating hobby that has broad appeal. More than 600,000 people in the United States are licensed in the Amateur Radio Service.

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Links

Here are various link to other websites with documents, guides and manuals relating to Delaware County ARES and emergency radio that are available.

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Contact Us

Contact Delaware County ARES-RACES Group here.

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Members

If you are already a member of ARES/RACES of Delaware County Pennsylvania, you can use this link to access the member area. 

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Microsoft Account Access

Information on DelcoARES Microsoft Account access for members. This account allows access to Microsoft services, and also acts as your login to the Members section of the DelcoARES website as well.

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