How to Join Us
Nassau County ARES offers its members the tools and opportunities to enhance their skills as amateur radio operators by providing monthly training sessions on the second Thursday of each month. We encourage our members to pursue additional certifications by attending special classes on EMCOMM and FEMA Incident Command studies to achieve ARRL EC-001 Certification.
It is expected that ARES members will have a genuine desire to participate in ARES drills, training activities, public service events and during actual emergencies, and act in a calm, disciplined and professional manner while doing so. ARES members work to improve their communications skills and capabilities through training and participation in public service events. They stay informed of upcoming events by checking in to our weekly nets, and they play an active role in the organization by attending our monthly meetings. They strive to improve their level of emergency preparedness by keeping their portable equipment in good operating condition, all together in one place and ready to go at a moment’s notice.
What is expected of ARES members?
Nassau County ARES encourages dual membership in both ARES and RACES, the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service. We also maintain a strong affiliation with the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC) and the ARRL. There is no requirement that you own any specific equipment, although the use of battery powered, portable U/VHF radio equipment is strongly encouraged.
If you are interested in becoming a Nassau County ARES member, please fill out our member application and then visit us at one of our meetings. Just click on the link below for more info!
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