Fauquier County ARES

Fauquier County, District 2, Virginia Section

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 in time of disaster. ARES members are volunteers who donate their time and expertise when possible. The members are the primary resource to execute any plan. Every licensed amateur is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than the possession of a valid Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve.

The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States Government, is a part of the Amateur Radio Service that provides radio communications for civil preparedness purposes only, during periods of local, regional, or national emergencies. In Virginia, ARES converts to RACES when required.

Fauquier County ARES supports the county Department of Emergency Services and other county organizations in need of backup communications. Contact KD6AKC for information about joining.

ARES activity in Fauquier County is active on the W4VA repeater operated by the Fauquier Amateur Radio Association FARA

147.165+ PL167.9

FARA Nets are Wednesday night at 8:00 pm. ARES members are encouraged to check-in for net practice and general info.

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