Nassau County ARES would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize all of its members who participated in, and who worked so hard to help us achieve such an excellent public service event for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach on Oct 19, 2014.  This 65,000 person event was a huge undertaking, and represented a significant effort on the part of our organization to coordinate the details, personnel and equipment necessary to make it such a tremendous success.

Thank You to Ceil Gomez W2CTG for all of you hard work and dedication in acting as our event coordinator!  Your attention to detail and follow up is keen, and it is a pleasure to work with a Pro like you! 

Thank You to Rich Cetron, K2KNB for acting as our PIO and representing us in such a professional manner!

Thank You to Deborah Rumore, WX3RHW for jumping right into the frying pan and helping us produce such a professional end result.  Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.

Thank You to John Wilson, KD2AKX!  ARES own MESH Video & Telephone Man, the boots on the ground at every turn and always there to help and guide, and offers such excellent advice!

Thank You Bob Long, KC2PSN, CRO for Nassau County CERT/RACES and our ARES CAP-ACS liaison for your advice and guidance!

Thank You Jeff Forkos, N2ION for allowing us the use of your superb repeater system!   It is always greatly appreciated.

Thank You Mike DeMita KA2DUT for the use of your amazing Wolf Coach, your valued time and your many talents!

Thank You Tim Xie, KD2AVU for your expertise in making all technical actually work!

And Thank You LIMARC, for your generous and continuous support of ARES, and for all that it stands for! 

And special Thanks to the crews of volunteers from the ARC-ECS,  NC CERT-RACES, SHTFLI, Queens ARES, Babylon ARES and Islip ARES for your time and talent!  We could not have done it without your help.

Many 73,

Dave Akins, AK1NS

 Nassau County ARES

Be sure to see the Oct 2014 issue of CQ Magazine for a nice over view of our Nassau County ARES Antenna and Power Trailer!

Member Notices

ARES Members MUST join the Yahoo Group!

Please make sure you have joined the new Yahoo Group. This is the primary method used to contact you with alerts, updates, notices and important documents.   No Exceptions.


A NEW Standard for our ARES uniform has been uploaded to the Yahoo Group. This 2 page PDF file outlines the Rules for applying accepted patches or pins to your ARES uniform shirt and Safety Vest.  Please review.  In effect since 12/21/2013.


Nassau County ARES Members

2018 Classifications for

Nassau County ARES Membership

ARES ACTIVE MEMBERS represent our core group, our "A-Team" Members. Active members routinely attend Meetings and Public Service Events each year.

EC-001 is now a requirement for certain types of ARES deployments.  So is Shelter Certification and  and you must submit proof of Certification to the DEC of course completions.  However, EC-001 and Shelter Certification is not required to be an Active Team member.

ARES RESERVE MEMBERS  are our pool of operators who for business or personal reasons cannot attend regular ARES meetings or events, but who have demonstrated a strong commitment to assist ARES during storms and other activations. RESERVE Members attend a minimum of 2 meetings per year, participate in ARES Nets and the annual SET.  If you wish to be considered for the ARES Reserves, please contact the DEC.

ARES Photo ID Badges are provided on as-needed basis only.  Having a photo taken is not a guarantee that you will be issued a Photo ID.

ALL Members must participate in the Annual SET Drill.

ARES Members must keep their Membership Qualifications and Contact Details current. Use the Update Info button to do this.

ALL Members deployed for any ARES Activation must wear the appropriate Nassau County ARES safety attire, ARES uniform shirt and wear the ARES Photo ID Badge as required.

All members must join the NC ARES Yahoo Group, since this is utilized to provide alerts and important information to our members.

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