St. Lawrence County ARES

(Amateur Radio Emergency Service)

Northern NY. section ARRL

Last Updated May 26, 2013


** ARRL Northern N.Y. Section Manager is KF2GC, Tom Dick **

Information on the mandatory Incident Command System ( ICS ) and ( NIMS ) testing for all ARES and RACES volunteers can be found if you: Click Here

Ham Radio Links of Interest:

American Radio Relay League

NNY Section ARRL Home


St. Lawrence County RACES

FCC Homepage

Oswegatchie Valley ARC

Jefferson County RAC

Black River Valley ARC

Champlain Valley ARC

QRZ Homepage

Hurricane Watch

NOAA - National Weather Service



ARRL Forms

Modified ICS-213 Form



The Amateur's Code

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL...offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit. is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC...station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

--The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.


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What is ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. For more information, visit the ARRL Web Site.

Kerry Bickford, WA2NAN, is St. Lawrence County Radio Officer for RACES, ARES EC, DEC and President of the Oswegatchie Valley Amateur Radio Club. Anyone wanting information on RACES or ARES can  CLICK HERE


KB2HPR, David Jackson & N2BO, Walt Brady 
working at one of the Carp reporting stations
at the Junior Carp Tournament.

The 2013 Carp Tournament will be held on August 16th and 17th in Waddington, N.Y.  Our local Amateurs will be running communications again this year and we are looking for volunteer Radio Operators.  Please mark your calanders and contact WA2NAN or W2NVW if you plan to help.  This is a fun time and a worthy cause, making kids smile.  I hope to hear from you....73........Kerry - WA2NAN


The annual contest, now in its 11th year, will be held Aug. 15 to 17 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 .


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