TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
WOOD COUNTY ARES BULLETIN NR 18.45 DATE: November 11, 2018
SUBJECT: PROPER EQUIPMENT BEFORE VOLUNTEERING
Before volunteering, be sure to have the proper equipment for the job at hand. You surely wouldn't take a knife to a gun fight, would you? So why would you take a UHF radio to an activity that is going to use VHF frequencies only, and Vice Verse. If you're not sure what kind of equipment is going to be needed, ask those in charge a day or so before the activity.
If you want to volunteer for an activity, but don't have the necessary equipment, let those in charge know, and don't be afraid to ask. Most of the time, others at the activity will have additional equipment, and are willing to loan it to you. Whatever you do, don't let those in charge of the activity think you are properly equipped. They may give you an assignment for the equipment that you don't have.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV