ARES/RACES

Updated August 8, 2021

   The club is associated with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch-Addison ARES®/RACES organization. This group helps monitor severe weather in the area and provide backup communications capabilities in case of emergency. In addition, Carrollton-Farmers Branch-Addison ARES/RACES helps provide communications at scheduled events around the area.

Membership Applications

   Would you like to join Carrollton ARES or RACES? Simply download and save these forms (PDF). One version allows you to fill in the the blanks on your computer; the other is suitable for printing and filling in by hand.

You may email the completed application to Steve Darrah, KD5YPB, or give it to one of the Carrollton ARES Emergency Coordinators at Saturday’s Hams & Eggs.

(Please note the file you download will not show the actual document name. We recommend you rename it so you can find it again.)

 

ARES® Application Fill-in with Computer

ARES® Application Print and Write-in

RACES Application Fill-in with Computer

 

RACES Application Print and Write-in

ARRL North Texas Section
Training Nets

   Unless otherwise instructed, ARES® Training is on the second Sunday of each month, at 8:00 PM CT; RACES Training is on the third Sunday of each month, at 7:45 PM CT. Both nets are on the Metrocrest repeater, 145.210, tone 110.9.

 

Right-click the links below to download the scripts.

ARES® Training Script

RACES Training Script

 

ARES® Storm Spotting Net Script

RACES Storm Spotting Net Script

 

Repeater Operations Guidelines **Updated**

Severe Weather—What to Report
  • Tornadoes, or signs one may be developing (funnel clouds, strongly rotating wall clouds, etc.)

  • Flash Flooding: rapidly rising water into areas that do not typically flood

  • Hail: larger than 3/4 inch in diameter (penny-sized or larger)

  • Damaging Winds: damage caused by thunderstorm winds or measured winds of 50 mph or greater

  • Type of report: What are you reporting

  • Time of event:  When did it occur? Now, or earlier?

  • Location of event: Where did it occur?

  • How? Measured vs. estimated?

  • Magnitude? Damage, injuries, etc.

Please visit https://wx5fwd.org/guidelines for detailed information.

The Dallas Amateur Radio Club hosts an EmComm Net every second Monday at 7:00 PM CT on the W5FC repeater, 146.880 tone 110.9. All amateurs are invited to check in.

Training Notes & Resources

These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society, Inc. of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society, Inc. bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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“ARES®” and “Amateur Radio Emergency Service®” are registered service marks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.

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