As a member of WARC you may want to consider becoming involved in ARES, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The ARES organization in Connecticut is always looking for new members who want to contribute to their community and utilize their skills as amateur radio operators.
Connecticut is divided into 5 ARES regions as shown in the map below:
There are a number of opportunities to participate in ARES including:
– NTS, the National Traffic System
– Skywarn, weather spotting sponsored by the National Weather Service
– Digital Communications including varying modes of Packet radio
– Public Service Events such as races and parades
The best place to start learning about ARES is to visit the CTARES website where you can learn what the role of ARES is to the community, apply for membership, view training opportunities, find local ARES networks and links.
Some regions have their own localized web sites: