PG-ARES On-Air Training Net on EVERY TUESDAY of the month @ 7:30 PM on the K3ERA 145.230- pl110.9 District Heights, MD Repeater
Monthly Meetings on the 3rd Monday of the month @ 7:30 PM at the
EOC Meeting Room, PG Co. Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster St., Hyattsville, MD 20784-1474.
HF Health Care Training Net (HFHN) on the Wednesday following the Monthly Meeting @ 7:30PM Local on 3820 KHz LSB. This is a controlled net, please follow the instructions of the Net Control Station, usually Wanda-KA3AHI.
Training Meeting on a selected Saturday Mornings of most months, starting at various times and ending at 12 Noon
at the EOC Meeting Room, PG Co. Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster St., Hyattsville, MD 20784-1474.
In order to hone our skills as communicators, net controllers, and volunteers in general, we provide communication support for localevents such as marathons, bicycle races, parades & festivals. We also provide communication support during emergencies and disasters with other volunteer organizations.
Prince George's County (PG Co.) Health Care Coalition < < Click
We have standing agreements with local hospitals and County Health Depts. to provide communication support if and when their existing systems fail. Currently we have complete radio stations at six of the County hospitals. Also, the County Health Departments will come online during 2009. When these other stations come on line, PG-ARES will need another 10 to 13 trained operators to operate the new stations. So, if you would like to become involved with the Prince George's ARES, we would like to train you now. Please check into one of the 1st, 3rd, or 5th Tuesday Training Nets and make yourself known. See the Prince George's Co. Health Care Coalition pages.
HF Hospital Net on the Wednesday following the Monthly Meeting @ 8:00 PM on 3820 KHz LSB. This is a controlled net, please follow the instructions of the Net Control Station, usually Wanda-KA3AHI. The HFHN is open to all HF operators from anywhere as we would use this Net for wide area/multi state emergency communications.
On-the-Air Training Nets are held every Tuesday on the 145.230- pl110.9 repeater @ 7:30 PM Local. Download the Net Control Script, Ver. 4.4, 12/28/14
Training Sessions are also held on one Saturday Morning per month at the FSB-EOC. Please see the WB2IFS-Jesse's PG-ARES/RACES/CERTCOM Training Web for a much more complete listing of upcoming training opportunities. Also see the PG-ARES Events Calendar for times and locations of training sessions.
The FEMA Online Courses - a complete listing - http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp
The IS-100a, IS-700a, IS-200b and IS-800b course completions are currently required by Prince George's County OEM to qualify you to work any County or State declared Emergency Incidents (RACES).
As you complete the FEMA courses, please send a copy your completion certificate to the AEC for Administration to update your records in our database, so we know you are eligable to work a RACES incident.¹ IS-100a, Introduction to Incident Command System - http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b
² IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction - http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a
IS-200b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents - http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b
IS-800b, ICS for National Response Framework, An Introduction - http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.b
Files, Instructions & other PDF's listed here are for downloading.
You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some files. Click the Acrobat Reader link to download the Reader.
PG-ARES Tri-Fold Brochure - Who we are - 223 KbNet Control Script, Ver. 4.4, 12/28/14 - 73 Kb Net Operations - Chapter 4 - W3YVQ's PSCM NTS - 361 Kb
MEMA Maryland Natural Hazards Preparedness Guide - 3.0 MbAre You Prepared? September is Emergency Preparedness Month - 206 KbDisaster Preparedness web pages by Dave-KJ4ACSE-jumpkit - A collection of files for use by the ARES/RACES team for use in the field. (coming soon)Useful MAPSICS-213 - General Message FormRMS Express Tutorial WB3KAS Rev 1.0.pdf (5 Mb) - Given on Aug. 24, 2013 at the EOC.
ARRL - Amateur Radio Relay League
ARRL - ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service
ARRL Atlantic Division - Web Site
ARRL - Maryland DC Section - Section Manager Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM
PG ARES-RACES - Yahoo Group and eMail Reflector.
MDC-ARES - Maryland-DC Section ARES reflector
MDC-EC EC & AEC reflector
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency - Home page
MEMA Maryland Emergency Management Agency - Home page
Pr.Geo's. Co. Prince George's County Emergency Warming Centers
SKYWARN - Balto./Wash. Section
NWS Forcast Office Balto./Wash. - enter your Zip Code for report
NOAA Wx Radio - Wash. DC - WNG-736 @ 162.450 MHz
Program your WX Radio for Prince George's County, MD 024033, MDZ013
WX4NHC - National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station
MEPN - Maryland Emergency Phone Net
Winlink 2000 web page
RMS Express software download - get the RMS_Express_setup_xxx-xxx.zip file
Broadband Ham Net HSMM-MESH
HSMM-MESH Home page
WB2IFS's HSMM-MESH Project Slideshow
Groups & Clubs
GMRA - The Green Mountain Repeater Association - 2 Meter Repeaters
CMRG - Central Maryland Repeater Group - 70 CM Repeaters
We greatfully thank GMRA and CMRG for the use of the repeaters for the ARES Training & Emergency Nets.
T-MARC - The Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council
PGARC - Prince George's Amateur Radio Special Events Club of Md.
ContactsPGARES Call Sign - W3PGC
VHF Repeater is K3ERA - 145.230- pl 110.9 located atop Doctors Hospital in Lanham, MD
RMS Node - W3PGC-10 - 145.750 MHz & 445.975 MHz located at the EOC in Hyattsville, MD
Location: 39.94553ºN 76.900022ºWSnail Mail -
6820 Webster St., Room 113
Hyattsville, MD 20784-1474
PG-ARES STAFF MEMBERS
| - ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC)|
Upper Marlboro, MD
| - AEC for Administration|
College Park, MD
| - AEC for Operations|
| - AEC for Health Care Coalition |
(Hospitals & Health Depts.)
| - AEC for Fire Dept. & EMS|
| - AEC for Training|
Upper Marlboro, MD
| - AEC Public Information Officer|
| - AEC for Liaison|
| - AEC Web Master|
National MakerFaire 2016. - June 18-19, 2016 at Univ. of Distric of Columbia Slide show from the 2016 Makers Faire - June 18 & 19, 2016 - A few pictures of WB2IFS-Jesse and N3ADF State's Attorney's 5K Crime Victums' Fund Run - Oct. 2012National Night Out 2011 - Aug. 2, 2011Field Day 2011 - June 25-26, 2011WinLink RMS Express Class - July 23, 2011Map of PGARES WinLink2K RMS Packet Nodes - Jan. 26, 2011Prince George's VFD Parade Communications Team - Sept. 18, 2010Wind Wizard 2010 Drill - August 26, 2010August 2010 Meeting - Cake celebrating the new EC & RO for PGARESAugust 2010 Meeting - Cliff-W3CB receives his "Most Net Check-Ins 2010" award from the new EC, Jim-WB3KASNational Night Out 2010 - Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - Pr. Geo's County, MDHoliday Social 2009 - at the Golden Corral, Largo Towne CenterNational Night Out 2009 - Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - Pr. Geo's County, MDField Day 2009 - American Legion Post 66, Bowie, MD"Go Kit" Seminar & "Show & Tell" - July & August 2008Holiday Social 2007 - at the Golden Corral, Largo Towne CenterField Day 2007 - at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, DCRed Cross Shelter Simulation Exercise - Sept. 29, 2007
If you have digital photos of PG ARES events, your EmComm gear, your QTH Shack, or other photos involving Ham Radio,
|Hams At Settings Other Than Ham Radio Functions|
| ☺ ||Jim-N3XKJ with Santa and members of Girl Scout Senior Troop 3988 prepare to ride the engine truck to an event.|
| ☺ ||Jerry-N3WSG tees off at a charity golf tournament|
|Hams at the Anne Arundel Scottish Highland Games & Festival - Oct. 13, 2007|
Also see "QST" for January 2008, page 13
please email them with captions to
Publication: Andrews Gazette - Friday, Sep 07, 2012
Ham radio operators help hospitals in emergencies
by Chris Basham, Staff writer
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