MISSION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE GROUP
The mission of the public service group is to support governmental and non-governmental agencies in Island County in times of emergency and when requested, to support non-emergency public service events.
HOW THE PUBLIC SERVICE GROUP OPERATES
The Public Service Group (PSG) supports both the ARES and RACES systems and general ICARC public service activities.
ARES-RACES operates under the Island County Department of Emergency Management (DEM). It is headed by the Emergency Coordinator/Radio Officer (EC/RO). The PSG conducts regular, weekly nets to practice net procedure and basic communications.
The PSG also participates in periodic drills and public service events to develop communications skills and procedures.
The weekly ARES-RACES VHF net meets Sundays at 7:30PM local time on the W7AVM 146.86/147.22 MHz repeater system with a backup frequency of 146.45 MHz simplex.
The ARES/RACES HF Net meets at 7:45PM or immediately after the VHFnet on 28.410MHz (USB).
SEE ARES-RACES DOCUMENTS FOR NET CONTROL SCRIPTS.
We also have a meeting the last Monday of every month at the DEM office. All are welcome.
Region 1 net: Wednesday evenings 7:30PM local time; 3.830 MHz+/-
Washington State Emergency Net (WSEN): Saturday morning 9AM local time and Monday evening 6:30PM local time; on 3.985 MHz
Page Revised: 01/24/2016
Weekly ARES-RACES Nets
Sunday 7:30 PM VHF net - 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Sunday 7:45 PM HF net on 28.410 MHz [Open to Technicians]