ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY RACES
(Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Our Club Callsign is K2SLC Our Packet BBS is SLCEOC Our APRS Digi is K2SLC-1
Information on the mandatory Incident Command System ( ICS ) and ( NIMS ) testing for all ARES and RACES volunteers can be found if you: Click Here
Below is Bill, KD2DXJ and Jim, KC2VMF working communications at the
Saint Lawrence Internatiional Junior Carp Tournament in Waddington, NY.
The 2017 Saint Lawrence County International Junior Carp Tournament
is held in August every year. As always I will be looking for volunteers to
assist with communications.
I will update this information as soon as the final time and date is scheduled.
The FLDIGI Communications Software is rapidly becoming the standard for Emergency Digital Communications.
Links to the software downloads can be found here:
Download the FLDIGI package and also FLWRAP and FLMSG
What Is St. Lawrence County RACES
The St. Lawrence County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a reserve that provides the government of St. Lawrence County with a variety of professional unpaid volunteer skills, including administrative, technical and operational, for emergency tactical, administrative and logistical communications, such as with its agencies, municipalities within the County, neighboring governments and the State Emergency Management Office.
RACES mission is to operate and maintain Amateur communications systems and to perform unique, accurate and efficient communications services to assist government officials in the protection of life and property. RACES promotes the effective man and utilization of the Amateur Radio Operators in support of civil defense and disaster response recovery.
RACES was established by the FCC in
1952. RACES was envisioned to be a temporary service to provide
radio communication for civil defense purposes. It is administered
by local, county, and state civil defense organizations and is supported
by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as the FCC.
The rules that apply to RACES are in Section 97.407 of the
Commission’s Rules. All communications transmitted in RACES must
be specifically authorized by the civil defense organization for the area
served and only certain types of civil defense communications may be
Would you like to become a member of St. Lawrence County ARES - RACES and help support Emergency and Public Service communications in our county? If you would, please contact Kerry Bickford - WA2NAN for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
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