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The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) provides emergency communications to "Served Agencies" such as fire and police departments, the American Red Cross, the National Weather Service, hospitals, and others. Many ARES® teams also provide communications for public service events such as marathons, parades, bike riding events, and boat races. Individual ARES® teams are organized at the county level in Missouri. This is the Web site of the ARES® team serving St. Louis City and County, Missouri.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® is a program of the American Radio Relay League. "ARES" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service" are registered marks of and are used on this Web site by permission of the American Radio Relay League.

The monthly Skywarn test net is scheduled
to take place tonight at 7:00 PM on the 146.910 (-)(141.3 Hz) repeater
Weather spotters are urged to participate. All Amateur Radio operators are welcome.

Note: The monthly net will be cancelled and replaced by an alert net if there is severe weather in the area.

www.stlskywarn.org

* * * Severe weather in the area * * *

St. Louis City and County Weather Spotters
please monitor 146.910 MHz (-)(141.3 Hz)

www.stlskywarn.org

There is NO severe weather in the area

This is a test message only

Emergency Communicator's Notebook

Your family comes first

Make sure to take care of your family's needs before responding to a deployment. You should develop a preparedness plan for them as well as for yourself. If your family is going to need you, don't leave.

More hints, tips, and other tidbits about emergency communications
compiled by St. Louis Metro ARES® Registered Volunteers

Announcements

We're returning to the hamfests! Please help us pay for the tables


Next ARES®
Planning & Development Meeting
Monday August 2, 2021
7:00 PM

We're having Real Meetings again!

We will meet at the -

St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center
1150 Hanna Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
(map)

This will be an open meeting, but please contact Steve Wooten at [email protected] in advance so that we know you're coming.

Park in the north lot (the one with the Ohlendorf Park sign).


Next ARES® Meeting
Monday August 9, 2021
7:00 PM

We're having Real Meetings again!

We will meet at the -

St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center
1150 Hanna Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
(map)

This will be an open meeting, but please contact Steve Wooten at [email protected] in advance so that we know you're coming.

Park in the north lot (the one with the Ohlendorf Park sign).

You can report severe weather
over the air!

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Want to report severe weather? You can do so using your Amateur Radio. In St. Louis and St. Louis County, the frequency is 146.910 (-)(141.3 Hz). Check out www.stlskywarn.org for reporting criteria, how to get spotter training, and more.

Would you like to help with the operation of St. Louis Metro ARES/RACES?

Click here for more information.

Weekly Practice Message Net

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It is very important that amateur radio operators working emergency situations understand how to handle written messages. There are standard protocols and message forms. All of the details about handling these written messages, sometimes called "formal traffic", can be found on our Resources page or via the link below. We urge you to examine this material, then try copying messages read during our weekly practice message net.

Net Controllers needed!

The weekly practice message net has only two net control operators. If you'd like the opportunity to learn more and actually send messages, even just one time, please contact Gary Hoffman, KB0H.

Thank you.

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New online application form now available! Click here to display the form on your browser. Fill in the blanks as best you can, then click the "Submit Form" button. A copy will be emailed to us.

If your prefer, you can download, print, and fill out a paper copy. Just Click here and send us the completed form via postal service. 1

1 - Please see the Software section of the Resources page if you do not have software necessary to read these files.

What will we do in the event of a disaster?

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Click here to learn about Emergency Support Functions and the role of St. Louis Metro ARES/RACES in emergency management plans.
Check In

Field Station

St. Louis Metro ARES® holds a 2 meter net every week (see date and time listed below). All amateur radio operators are welcome to participate.
Net Control

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Run the show! We will teach you what you need to know. We'll give you the opportunity to control a net and help you if you have difficulties. See out Voice Net Operations page.
St. Louis Metro ARES Repeaters

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We maintain repeaters on -
  • 145.350 MHz (-) CTCSS 123.0 Hz
  • 442.375 MHz (+) CTCSS 141.3 Hz
Both use the call sign N0ARS.
Presentations

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If you haven't been to our monthly meetings you've missed talks and demonstrations on Go-Bags, Message Handling, the Missouri Emergency Packet Network, DC Power and much more.
Help Is Available

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Do you need help building a go-bag? Are you unsure about what to use for emergency power? Would you like some information about personal preparedness? We can help.
Share Your Expertise

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Do you have emergency communications experience or knowledge that you'd like to share with others? Do you have some other skill or talent that could benefit the group? We'd be happy to hear from you.
Yes, We QSL

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Do you monitor St. Louis Metro ARES® activities? Write to us and we'll send you a QSL card. Click here for more information.
Next Meeting

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The date and location of our next monthly meeting can be found on the Calendar of Events page, along with directions how to get there.
Field Exercises

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Join us in our field exercises and develop your skills. Find out what things you do well and which areas you could improve. Help us to create a robust response team.
Social Media

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Click here to go to the St. Louis Metro ARES Facebook page.

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Click here to go to the St. Louis Metro ARES Twitter page.
Donations

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Yes, we accept donations of stamps, cash, items to sell or raffle, items that we can distribute to our volunteers, and so forth.

St. Louis Metro ARES® regular nets

St. Louis County Police Department
Office of Emergency Management
"Be Prepared" App

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Android Users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickseries.SaintLouis

Apple IOS Users: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/saint-louis-county-mo-prepares/id1039072120?mt=8

Android short Link: http://bit.ly/1Kscjja

Apple IOS short Link: http://apple.co/1or2Cr1

1 - Please see the "Software" section on the Resources page if you do not have software necessary to read these files.

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