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Loma Prieta Amateur Radio Club & Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) meeting
December 3, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The ARRL formed the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) together with the National Traffic System (NTS) to establish organized communications trunk lines and net systems. Operating as part of the ARRL Field Organization, local ARES groups are a complete and tight volunteer group of radio amateurs and administrators working together to implement their own effective and various forms of public-service communications.
The Santa Cruz County ARES consists of radio operators licensed for the Amateur Service who have registered their qualifications and equipment to provide communications in the public interest. Such communications are provided during emergencies caused by natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, etc.) and man-made disasters (chemical spills, and so forth).
Such communications are provided during emergencies caused by natural disasters and man-made disasters.
Consisting of four cooperating but independent ARES groups, we serve the entire area of Santa Cruz County. In addition, in cooperation with the ARES groups of their respective areas, we serve the areas of north Santa Cruz County and, to our south, north Monterey county.