ARES OF CLEVELAND COUNTY WAS # 1 IN ARES
ACTIVITY IN THE SECTION IN 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Read about the 2010 Simulated Emergency Test Results
In 2007 , the Shelby
Amateur radio Club decided to sponsor the Cleveland County Amateur Radio
Emergency Service. The members of Shelby Amateur Radio Club have always played a
very supportive roll in back up emergency communications within Cleveland
County. Members of Shelby Amateur Radio Club had formed an ARES group in
the prior decade and members of SARC have always been active in Cleveland County
RACES since it's inception in the 1950's. You can find members of
Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service very active in all aspects of
amateur radio communications.
Today, you will find the Cleveland County ARES or Amateur Radio Emergency
Service group involved in many endeavors. While the group is sponsored by
the Shelby Amateur Radio Club, you do not have to be a member of SARC to join
ARES. Members of ARES of Cleveland County are involved in public service
communications and participate with the Shelby Amateur Radio Club in providing
support communications for the Over-The-Mountain Triathlon in Kings Mountain
annually. ARES of Cleveland County is affiliated with Charlotte AREA
SKYWARN which is the official SKYWARN group for the Area and periodically holds
training on the subject. The group participates annually in the ARRL Field
Day with Shelby Amateur Radio Club and also participates each year in the ARRL
Simulated Emergency Test ranking number one in the State in 2008. Members
of the group are active on packet and many are also active in the National
Traffic System or NTS. Members are also very active participating in
The ARES nets are Monday
and Friday at 8:30PM on the 146.880 repeater owned and operated by the Shelby
Amateur Radio Club. All are welcomed to check in with us!
There is always a good friendly net control and lots of outstanding folks
checking in to our nets.
If you would like to join ARES of Cleveland County, please visit us at a meeting
on the last Thursday of each month (except November). Our meeting place is
at the EOC in Shelby, North Carolina located at 100 Justice Place. The
entrance to the EOC is on the Patton Street side.
2009 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
October 3, 2009
Once again our group, Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, had a
very successful Simulated Emergency Test. We had over 30 Amateurs in the
area check into the net with us. We appreciate all your support for the
ARES of Cleveland County group (Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency
Service). Our group was number one in the state last year for points. This
year we did even better than last thanks to your hard work and dedication!
The group used a D-Star Simplex Link between the Red Cross Headquarters and the
EOC. This allowed for accurate passing of messages in the ICS 213 Format.
A Direct link was established with the State ARES Net aka Tarheel Emergency Net
on 3923. A local net was called on 146.880 with 30 amateurs checking in
with net control. Net control Duties were shared by 6 operators during the
4 hour test. A couple of stations even worked PSK31 (one from home and one
mobile) during the test. Stations simulated deployment to various shelters
in the county and generated messages on behalf of served agencies to demonstrate
the ability to pass messages to and from one another. The drill was a
complete success, and a big pat on the back goes to everyone involved!
If emergency communications is something you are interested in then please visit
an ARES meeting on the last Thursday of each month (except November).
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