Jerry Van Dervort, former DEC for northeast Minnesota and former St. Louis North EC, was honored recently by Doug Nelson, AA0AW, current Northeast Minnesota DEC, and Carol Christenson, KC0MAK of NWS Duluth, with a Certificate of Appreciation for his decades of service to both agencies in northeast Minnesota.
SOG 6-C-001 Standard Operating Guide Frequency Pool, version 2E, has been revised as of July 8, 2015, and is now available for download on the Section Plans and Forms website. Changes were made to the HF Simplex Frequency Pool. Voice frequencies were changed to conform with the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide, or NIFOG.
Please download at your earliest convenience and reprogram your HF radios if necessary.
This edition includes various Incident Command System (ICS) forms for ARES use, clarifies the role of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), contains an improved chapter on ARES training, and includes all current ARRL memoranda of understanding/agreement.
ARES consists of Amateur Radio licensees who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communication duty in the public service, when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of ARRL membership, is eligible to apply for ARES membership.