A.R.E.S Net / N.I.M.S. courses

The DCCARC  conducts a weekly A.R.E.S. ( Amateur Radio Emergency Services) training  net  every Tuesday evening  at 7p.m. on repeater  145.490 – PL Tone 100 WR3S  which is atop of Short Mountain in Cannon County ,TN and offers excellent coverage for the Middle Tennessee region. All licensed operators are  invited to check in with us.


Here is the schedule for DCCARC Net Control Host – Tuesday Evenings 7 PM Local Time


1st Tuesday  –  KG4IKT – Jeff Estal


2nd Tuesday – N0JPD – Andy Seymour


3rd Tuesday – WS4JS Jay Muciek           


4th Tuesday                                              


Alternate Net Control   



DOWNLOAD:   ARES Net Control Script – Revised





A.R.E.S. Net Preamble

This is (call sign). My name is (Name). I am located in (City/Town).

“I will be calling the DeKalb/Cannon Amateur Radio Emergency Service Net this evening.

This is a directed net convened for the purpose of furthering emergency communications expertise, training, and for informing members of ARES activities.”

(Beep – Courtesy)

“You do not need to belong to a Local Amateur Radio Club or the American Radio Relay League to participate in or support ARES emergency communications.”

(Beep – Courtesy)

“This net meets every Tuesday evening at 1900 hours Local Time which is 7 PM Central, or 0 hours Zulu (Central Daylight Time) or 1 hours Zulu (Central Standard Time) on the 145.490 repeater.”

In the event this repeater is unavailable, we will use 441.8625 PL 107.2.

Are there any stations with emergency traffic?”

(Beep – Courtesy)

“Are there any mobile or portable stations who wish to check-in at this time? Please give your call phonetically, your name and county. ”


(After all short time or mobile station check-ins have been acknowledged)

“Are there any ARES officials on the net who wish to check-in?”


“Do we have any stations with announcements, bulletins, or news of general interest to the net?”

(log calls as necessary and acknowledge. Then ask each person with an announcement, bulletin or news to deliver their announcement, bulletin or news).

(After all the announcements, bulletins and news has been delivered thank everybody for their contribution)


(After all traffic has been handled)

At this time we invite all stations to check-in. Please give your call phonetically, your name and county. (Beep)

(After all stations have been checked-in)

“Are there any other stations who wish to check in with the DeKalb/Cannon ARES Net at this time?”


(Log stations and acknowledge calls if any)

(Beep)  (Poll all checked-in stations collectively, as a group, for any further comments or info)


(After all comments have been made and all information delivered)

“Next Tuesday, this net will be held on a frequency of 145.490 MHz at 19:00 hours Local Time which is 7 PM central, or 0 hours Zulu (during Central Daylight Time) or 1 hour Zulu (during Central Standard Time).  All are invited to join us.”


“If you are interested in becoming a member of ARES, please contact your local ARES Emergency Coordinator, you may also visit the ARRL ARES website at ARRL.org/ARES or TN Ares at  TNARES.com. And visit the DCCARC website at dccarc.org”


“Are there any comments, or is there anything we can do for any stations before I close the net? (wait)

Hearing nothing further, I will now close the Net at (Time). Thank you all for checking in.”

“This is (Your Call) ARES Net Control returning this repeater to routine use.”

NIMS Courses Information

* Study and become certified in the FEMA Emergency Management Independent Study 

Courses (it’s free).  Prepare for the Homeland Security and ARRL mandated future
requirements of all ARES volunteers (Sept 2006). 

Required courses
–  IS-100 (Intro to Incident Command System),

– IS-200b (ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents),

–  IS-700 (Intro to National Incident Management System). &

– IS-800 (National  Response Framework, An Introduction) 

Visit http://www.training.fema.gov/is/  for more information.

National Incident Management System

EMI replaced its Incident Command System (ICS) curricula   with courses that meet the requirements specified in the National Incident  

Management System (NIMS). EMI developed the new courses collaboratively   with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG),

the United States   Fire Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Below are the new NIMS compliant courses follow NIMS guidelines:

EMI encourages organizations to begin using the NIMS compliant courses   immediately.