Hillsborough County ARES
Hillsborough County ARES

Greater Manchester ARES



Public-service communications during emergencies and community-sponsored events.


Who We Are

·         The Greater Manchester division of Hillsborough County ARES draws members from the City and from surrounding communities.

·         We welcome all interested hams to participate in nets and meetings to learn about ARES, about our community-support mission, and about our group training activities.


What We Do

·         Greater Manchester ARES currently supports two hospitals and two municipal agencies in Manchester, and other designated sites in the City and several adjacent towns.

·         As a program of the American Radio Relay League, our training is based on proficient operating practice, on ARRL guidance including elements of the national Incident Command System (ICS), and on the requirements of the supported organizations.

·         Training net is ordinarily held on the second Monday of each month at 1900hr at designated sites.

o   During social distancing, this meeting is held on the air from home.

·         In-person training is ordinarily held on the third Thursday of each month at 1800 to 2000hr at one of the supported organizations.

o   During social distancing, this meeting is held on the air from home.

Current Training Activities

·         Verbal messaging using radiograms and ICS forms.

·         Digital messaging with the Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software.

·         Winlink email over radio to any valid email address world-wide.

·         Mobile and portable communications equipment configurations.

·         Stand-alone broadband mesh network connecting partner organizations using the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) that supports email and voice over IP telephone.


For more information contact Jay Taft at k1ehz@arrl.net.


Fletcher Seagroves


EC Hillsborough County ARES



Weekly Analog Nets

Check NCS page for Schedule

at Mon at 7 PM

Weekly Digital Nets

Check Digital page for Schedule usually five minutes after Analog Net closes

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