Amateur Radio Emergency Service®

Eastern New York Section

David Galletly KM2O

Section Emergency Coordinator

Eastern New York Section

What is ARES®?

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

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Additional signup help is in the Registration System Member Manual

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Presentations at Fall Section ARES Meeting

Schenectady/Saratoga June 24, 1970 Tornado Presentation by NWS Albany Meteorologist Luigi Meccariello revisiting the path and intensity of this storm (pptx)

NVIS Theory and Practice Presentation to be included when file available

ICS Communications Plan Template (Excel) and ICS Communications Plan Description (Word) Presented by Jerry Murray WA2IWW. A tool for producing communications plans involving multiple frequencies

Installing NBEMS Presented by John Fritze K2QY. Step by step setup for acoustic coupling of NBEMS (Word)

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status Weather NY ALERT

District Information

Central Northern Southern State EOC
Columbia Albany Orange EOC Albany
Dutchess Rensselaer Putnam
Greene Saratoga Rockland
Ulster Schenectady Sullivan
Warren Westchester


Section ARES Documents

Eastern New York Section Emergency Plan
Plan Document PDF Word
Appendix A (Glossary of Terms) PDF Word
Appendix B (ENY Section Emergency Nets) PDF Word
Appendix C (Emergency Coordinator Contact Information) PDF Word
Appendix D (ENY Section Traffic Nets) PDF Word
Appendix E (Resources and References) PDF Word
Annex - NYS RACES Standard Operating Procedure NEW 2015 VERSION PDF
Annex - American Red Cross/ARRL MOU (NEW 2016) PDF
Annex - ARC Northeastern New York/ENY ARES SOU (Local Attachment C) PDF
Annex - National Weather Service/ARRL MOU PDF
Annex - NWS Albany SKYWARN Site (links to Manual) WEB
Annex - NWS Binghamton SKYWARN Site (links to Manual) WEB
Annex - NWS New York SKYWARN Site WEB

Other Documents

ARES Manual (PDF)

ARES Field Resources Manual (PDF)

Public Service Communications Manual (web)

FEMA Form 213 for Radiogram use -- Thanks to STM WE2G (PDF)


Last Update: 02/06/2016