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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The PowerPoint file of the April 30 Section ARES meeting with links to video and documents discussed is now posted here.

American Red Cross Agreement

A new and updated Cooperative Agreement has been executed by the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region and Eastern New York Section ARES. The agreement, under the terms of the new ARC/ARRL Memorandum of Understanding, was signed by ARC Regional Disaster Officer David Kunzelman and ENY ARES Section Emergency Coordinator David Galletly KM2O and takes effect immediately. ARRL HQ staff reviewed and approved the document prior to its execution. The existing Cooperative Agreement was rendered outdated by a reorganization of ARC Region boundaries as well as a rotation of ARC personnel. This agreement covers groups in the Northern and Central Districts of the ENY Section. A separate agreement will be needed for the Southern District with the Metro New York North Chapter of the Greater New York Region of the ARC. We hope to have news on this in the near future. The agreement is archived below.

Many thanks to David Kunzelman and Julianne Ersfeld, ARC Direct Services Program Manager for their help in getting this done. We look forward to continuing our relationship. de KM2O ENY SEC

October Simulated Emergency Test

Section rules and scoring are in this file:Section SET Rules (DOC)

National SET information and scoring is at the ARRL Field Service Forms site. EC's should file a Form A with ARRL HQ as well as the section score. This is worth 20 additional points this year.

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
NEW Annex - NYS RACES Standard Operating Procedure PDF
NEW Annex - American Red Cross/ARRL MOU PDF
NEW Annex - ARC Eastern New York/ENY ARES Cooperative Agreement (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: 04/30/2016