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 20.48 DATE: November 29, 2020
SUBJECT: HAVE YOUR FREQUENCY LIST AVAILABLE
If you have to call for additional communications assistance during an emergency or disaster, be sure to have a list of your operating frequencies and other information available when your help shows up. If you're asking for outside help, the least you can do is provide them with whatever information they might need to do their job.
Your outside assistance may have all the communications equipment they need to assist, but they may need other information so they can set up their equipment the way it needs to be for your operation. Some organizations don't want their radio frequencies known to everybody, and may not want to let that information out. But, with the right equipment, the operating frequencies can be found, but that may take some time, and time is something you may not have enough of. Not only is the frequency important, so is the Private Line, Channel Guard, Quiet Channel, CTCSS, or other subaudible tone name, or digital code which is needed to let the radio system work with others.
If your organization is one which might be called upon, you should try to get the above information ahead of time so your radios will be ready when you arrive to assist.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV