ARES Presentation at Club Meeting

After the club meeting on November 3, 2017, Dave Adsit KG4BIR, local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Emergency Coordinator, gave an interesting presentation on ARES and how club members can learn more about the organization and activities of Virginia ARES District One. He was joined by the District Emergency Coordinator Greg Butler, KW6GB.

He reminded us that when it comes to local emergencies, “It’s not IF, it’s WHEN.” The better we can train and prepare, the better we can meet emergency challenges when they arise.

Emergency Communications Resources

  • – ARRL main website
  • – EMCOMM Training – ARES
  • Virginia – FEMA public website
  • – FEMA training (FREE)

Area District One Nets

Page County ARES Net

1st Sunday of month  2000 – 146.550 MHz Simplex

All other Sundays  2000 – 146.2650 MHz Repeater (T=131.8)

Warren County ARES Net

Every Sunday  1930 – 145.210 Repeater (T = 141.3)

Winchester/Frederick County ARES Net

Date TBD  Time TBD – 146.820 MHz Repeater (T = 146.2)


Dave and Gary encouraged anyone interested in emergency communications and service to join ARES and participate in some training. CLICK HERE to join ARES


For those interested in weather emergency response training, learn about SKYWARN and become a SKYWARN spotter.

ARES Contacts

Dave Adsit, KG4BIR
EC Winchester/Frederick County

Other District One Emergency Coordinators are:

Clarke County: Lee Phillips, K4USS
Page County: Mark Hensley, N4YSA
Shenandoah County: Michael Cooley, W4COO
Warren County: John Norman, WA4JN

Click the link below to view or download his presentation:

Introduction to ARES PowerPoint