"MEMBERSHIP IN PCRC ..
OR ANY OTHER CLUB .. IS NOT REQUIRED FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ARES."
ARRL Colorado Region 2 District 3 Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (R2D3) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which covers Park County. R2D3 presently is made up of
around 14 members with various skill levels and from
several counties. Many are members of
the Park County Radio Club, but that is not required. We have a Board of Directors that has formal
training or special skills in various areas and the Board members are
Over the past several years R2D3 has been involved in a number of situations
which called for communication back up, such as the "Buffalo
Creek" fire in 1996, the "Alma situation" in 1998, the
"Hi Meadow Fire" in 2000, the "Snaking", "Black
Mountain", "Schoonover", and "Hayman" fires
in the summer of 2002.
For the purpose of emergency communications R2D3 is installing a HF and
VHF station at the Park County Communications Center in Fairplay.
For more information about ARES on the national level, visit the ARES
information pages at the ARRL. http://www.arrl.org/ares
In accordance with Title 47 of
the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (47 CFR Part 97), usually referred to
as simply "Part 97", the first purpose of Amateur Radio, as
defined in Section 1, paragraph a, is "Recognition and enhancement of the
value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial
communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency
communications." Thus, participation in and enjoyment of the hobby of
Amateur Radio includes a legal responsibility to provide emergency
Membership and active
participation in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®), which is
sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), helps Amateur Radio
operators to fulfill that legal obligation. The only qualification for
membership in ARES, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a
sincere desire to serve.
"ARES" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service" are registered servicemarks of
the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.
This website is hosted courtesy of Park County Radio Club, Inc.
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Amateur Radio Emergency Service