We are the ARRL's Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group for Jefferson County, Tennessee. All amateur radio operators in Jefferson County interested in servig our community during communications emergencies are welcome to join. If you live in another County, you may be able to join JCARES with approval from your local ARES Emergency Coordinator (or District EC if no EC in your county). Our focus is on Emergency Communications and we are both ARES and RACES affiliated.
Our primary served agency is the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency and E-911.We train using NIMS and ICS doctrine together with local EMA / E-911 protocols. We coordinate with other ARES / RACES groups in surrounding counties.These counties include Knox, Sevier, Granger, Hamblen,Roane and Cocke. We also coordinate with METERS, The National Weather Service (Morristown) Skywarn net and are active in the local Hospital net as well as the national Traffic System.
Our weekly nets are held on Mondays at 1800 hours on the 145.410 repeater. in Greenville, TN. Our backup frequency is 147.435 ,simplex. Additionally, join us on the JCARES Yahoo Group for updates and group activites.
Our Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 1800 hours usually at EMS Station #3 in White Pine, just off of exit #4, I-81. Note that our 2 meter net is not held on meeting nights. Occassionally our meeting location changes so be sure to verify the meeting location beforehand.
For more information about becoming a licensed ham or joining our organization, contact any JCARES member or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.