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Amateur Radio Emergency Service
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Forgot Password? Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. In order to provide support in the event of an emergency—or even in a non-emergency situation—you need to have the proper training and licensing. What if when you get to a location, there is no food and the sleeping conditions are undesirable? When you leave home and head for a disaster area, your family has to be both physically and mentally able to cope.
Lately, though, encrypted messages have begun to infiltrate the amateur bands in ways that he says are antithetical to the spirit of this beloved hobby. The core questions: Should amateur radio —and its precious spectrum—be protected purely as a hobby, or is it a utility that delivers data traffic? Or is it both?
In Uncategorized. Disasters in remote places have historically involved amateur radio operators. These "hams" have stepped in to provide assistance when other forms of communication fail.