Scott County Amateur Radio
Emergency Services


Scott County ARES Team

As part of the ARRL Field Organization, the Scott County ARES Team provides emergency communication services to public service, emergency response, and governmental agencies during potential and actual emergencies and disasters in Scott County and surrounding counties in Mississippi.

Our Team is composed of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have training, certification, and experience in Emergency Communications. We keep our skills sharp through participation in weekly training nets, monthly exercises and drills, and biannual simulated tests (SETs).

If you have a desire to serve the public during emergencies, are willing to be a team player, are willing to participate in training programs designed to develop your knowledge of procedures & operating practices, and improve your communication skills, then we would be happy to have you join our team.

Emergency Coordinator (EC): Jody Phillips, KC5IIW
Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC): Eddie Yates, KF5UBZ


Scott County ARES Training Net
Mondays - 7:00 pm - 145.390

Every Monday night at 19 hundred hours local time (7:00 pm) we run the Scott County ARES Net on the W5PPB Repeater on 145.390 which has a 77.0 Hz tone. During activation we have a simplex back up of 146.540 if the repeater goes off the air.

The purpose of this net is to provide information about, and training for members of, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in Scott County and surrounding areas.

All amateurs are welcome to check in to the net and do not have to be a member of ARES to participate. The Scott County ARES Net is a directed net, so please address all transmissions to Net Control. Priority or Emergency transmissions will take precedence and will be handled immediately. NTS format messages may be initiated or passed on this net and help in originating a piece of traffic will be given if needed.

Check in with your call sign, name and location. If you are mobile, portable, or using emergency power please indicate this as well.


 

Scott County ARES Simplex Net
Mondays - following the Training Net - 146.540 Simplex

Every Monday night, immediately following the Scott County Training Net, we run the Scott County ARES Simplex Net on 146.540 MHz Simplex.

The purpose of this net is to provide a test of our simplex capabilities, discover ways to improve our message passing response, and determine who our best relay stations are going to be for passing traffic into, out of, and around Scott County during an emergency where the repeaters are down.

All amateurs are welcome to check into the net. You do not have to be a member of ARES to participate. The Scott County ARES Net is a directed net, so please address all transmissions to Net Control. Priority or Emergency transmissions will take precedence and will be handled immediately. NTS format messages may be initiated or passed on this net and help in originating a piece of traffic will be given if needed.

Check in with your call sign, a signal report, your location, and your antenna type and height.


The Scott County ARES Team Needs YOU !!!!

In order to run a successful, efficient, and effective ARES Team we need your help.

Please do as many of the following as you are able:

1. Check into the Scott County ARES Net on a regular basis

2. Send and Receive NTS Format Messages on the Scott County ARES Net (Even if they are for practice only)

3. Serve as Net Control Operator for the Scott County ARES Net

4. Serve as Alternate Net Control Operator for the Scott County ARES Net

5. Become an ARES Member (It doesn’t cost you anything and you don’t have to be a member of ARRL or the Scott County Amateur Radio Club to do so. Just fill out this form and email or snail mail it to us.)

6. Join the Scott County ARES Team (Our Team Members participate in the weekly Net, training sessions and certifications courses to insure that we are prepared to handle emergency communications when activated. Just fill out this form and email or snail mail it to us.)


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We need as many Net Control Operators and Alternate Net Control Operators as we can get and will rotate everyone who signs up for the job. If you are interested, please download a copy of our ARES Net Control Scripts and Log Sheets. Then contact us letting us know you are interested in serving.

If you’ve never done it before then start out as Alternate Net Control. Alternate Net Control monitors the Net and fills out the same Log Sheet as Net Control, but only runs the Net (continuing the script where Net Control left off) if Net Control inadvertently goes off the air.


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Scott County ARES Team
&
Scott County ARES Net


are sponsored by

Scott County Amateur Radio Club
CONTACT US

Postal Mail:
P.O. Box 33, Morton, MS 39117
Email: ScottCountyARC@gmail.com
Phone: 769-241-1976