The Montgomery County Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®), serves Montgomery County, Texas, and provides mutual aid to other ARES® groups in surrounding counties. Our mission is to provide dedicated volunteer federally licensed amateur radio operators to governmental, non-governmental and community agencies during times of emergency and disasters thereby increasing safety for and expediting the recovery process of the affected agencies and communities.
Montgomery County ARES® holds a weekly net on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. The net uses the 147.020 (+ tone 136.5 Hz) repeater. The backup repeater is 147.140 (+ tone 136.5 Hz). Simplex back up is 146.560 Mhz.
We also accept digital check-ins begining at 7:00 pm continuing during the calling of the roster. Digital check-ins include:
Packet messages to WA5EOC-1 via RF on 145.03
Vara500 Peer to Peer to N5KWN on 3.8850
Winlink Message to MCARES-EC
Repeaters are used with permssion of the trustees Tommy Hayes N5PJY and Tom Butler N5KWN.
Monthly Simplex Test
On most months we conduct a simplex test to determine how well we can communicate on our back simplex frequency.
Montgomery County ARES® meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Lone Star Convention Center. (Date changes occasionally due to scheduling conflicts.) The address is 9055 FM 1484 Rd, Conroe, TX. Amateurs and non amateurs are invited to attend.
"ARES" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service" are registered servicemarks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.
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