This page will show you resources available to all ARES members
as well as supplies each member should possess to be able
to respond at any moment to a local emergency.
Click HERE to read the ARES Handbook
if you would like more information
about the ARES organization.
MC-ARES Emergency Pocket Cards
We have a pocket card available with all the important emergency phone numbers and radio frequencies to be used when we are called "into action". The image at the left shows both the front and back side of the card.
These are the same size as standard business cards and will easily fit into your wallet or your emergency go kit so you will always have the info available.
If you do not have one of these cards then come to our monthly meetings and we should have them available.
If you would like to download a pdf version of the card click HERE.
Every ARES members must have an ARES vest.
This is not only for safety purposes but also so workers in the affected areas know who you are and what you are doing there. When another responder is looking for a means of communication this vest provides a quick resource for that individual.
Be sure to have one of these in your Go Kit.
The ARES hat is a good way to add to your image
as an Emergency Communicator
For Membership Application form, click HERE.
For Monterey County ARES brochure, click HERE.
Click HERE to read the ARES manual.
Click HERE to read about the The ARRL Field Organization Structure.
Click HERE to read about the Santa Clara Valley Section Organization.
Click HERE to sign up for the ARES E-Newsletter.
Click HERE for info on Echolink.
Click HERE for ARRL/ARES brochure (different than the one above).
Click HERE for Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program:
Monterey County Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan 2014-2016
Click HERE to read the article:
FEMA Administrator Calls Amateur Radio “The Last Line of Defense”
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service: Meeting the 9-1-1 Challenge. Click HERE.
Ham Radio Still Plays a Vital Role in Communications. Click HERE to read the story.
A great "Personal Go Kit" check list can be found HERE
APRIL Sea Otter Classic
APRIL Big Sur International Marathon
MAY Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show
JUNE ARRL Field Day
SEPTEMBER Salinas International Air Show
NOVEMBER Shelter Exercise
Links to photos from recent events will be added to this section.
WA7BNM Contest Calendar for all the latest contest information
San Benito County ARES/ACS/RACES
San Luis Obispo County Emergency Communications Council (SLOECC)
QSL LINKS PAGE (Everything under the sun about ARES, RACES, etc, etc)
RACES Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
ICS and NIMS Courses
- ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
- ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
- ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
- IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
- IS-701: NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
- IS-702: NIMS Publication Information Systems
- IS-703: NIMS Resource Management
- IS-704: NIMS Communication and Information Management (unavailable)
- IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction
- IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ICS STUDY GUIDES:
Amateur Radio 101. A nice basic course for those interested in learning more about ham radio.
Amateur Radio 102. A continuation of the above course.