Prince William County ARES

Quick Reference Guide

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Contact Information

Name Home Cell Work
David A. Lane, KG4GIY, EC (703) 361–3042 (703) 628–3868
Brian Cochran, WC4J, AEC (703) 965–6011
Ray Hutt, AA4SI, AEC (703) 670–2879 (703) 203–2210

If a repeater goes off-line, monitor the OUTPUT for instructions on which frequency to turn to!


IN THE EVENT OF AN ACTIVATION

  1. Make sure your home and family are secure before responding to any request for help.
  2. If instructed, tune to the frequency indicated by the phone call or email. Otherwise, tune to 147.240+ or 146.970– and check into the Net.
  3. Add the last minute items to your “go-kit” and make sure you have direc- tions to your deployment location and the necessary identification.
  4. Report as indicated. Remember that you may be the first operator on scene. Be polite and helpful and if possible, choose the best tactical loca- tion to set up the station.
  5. If asked to move by a site manager, MOVE. If you can ascertain the rea- son for the move, please note it and pass it on to the EC for the after action report.
  6. Always remember to get permission to “check-out” of a net, even if it is for a bathroom break. Never leave your radio without telling the NCS.
  7. At the end of an activation, return the operating space to “normal.” Make sure the site manager knows you are leaving. Check-out of the net, unless you have already been instructed to secure.

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Preprogrammed Memory Channels and PWCARES Frequency List

Memory Channel Memory Name/Purpose Frequency Tone
1 OVH2M/Operations and Logistics 146.970 - 100 Hz
2 WWI2M/Operations and Logistics 147.240 + 107.2 Hz
3 NVFM2M/Fairfax ARES 146.790 -
4 NVREGN/Northern Virginia Regional Operations and Coordination 146.910 -
5 SKYWARN/National Weather Service—Sterling 147.300 +
6 MDREGN/Maryland Regional Operation and Coordination 147.105 +
7 MTVERN/Mount Vernon (Alexandria) 146.655 - 141.3 Hz
8 ALEX2M/Alexandria ARES 147.315 +
9 ARL2M/Arlington ARES 145.470 -
10 FAQ2M/Fauquier ARES 147.470 + 167.9 Hz
11 LOU2M/Loudon ARES 145.310 -
12 DULLES/Dulles Airport 2m machine, max 15w out 147.330 + 203.5 Hz
21 OVH440/Command and Control/Operations and Logistics 442.200 +
22 WWI440/Command and Control/Operations and Logistics 444.900 +
23 FALLSC/Fall Church ARES 442.425 + 91.5 Hz
24 NERA/Main Repeater, linked system 442.725 + 107.2 Hz
25 NERA/DC 449.975 - 107.2 Hz
26 KT4ER/Bull Run Mountain 448.325- 100.0 Hz
27 NERA/Bull Run Mountain 447.775 - 67.0 Hz
28 OVHMAN/Ole Virginia Hams Manassas Repeater 443.500 + 110.9 Hz
31 VHF1/PWCARES VHF Channel 1/Operations and Logistics 147.525
32 VHF2/PWCARES VHF Channel 2/Operations and Logistics 146.475
33 MEDCOM/InterHospital communications/MedComm back-up 146.445
34 ARC-CHP/Red Cross Chapter-to-Chapter communications 146.535
35 ARC-FLD/Red Cross Field Operations 146.420
36 XBAND1/Combine with 147.525—VHF1 (left) 445.950 (right) 100.0 Hz
37 XBAND2/Combine with 146.475—VHF2 (left) 446.050 (right) 100.0 Hz
38 XBAND3/Combine with 146.970—OVH2M (left) 445.975 (right) 100.0 Hz
39 XBAND4/Combine with 147.240—WWI2M (left) 446.025 (right) 100.0 Hz
40 Packet 145.730
41 APRS 144.390

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Local Frequencies

Virginia

Jurisdiction Primary Repeater Secondary Repeater Simplex
Virginia Region 146.910 (Primary) 147.300 (alt/liaison) 145.210 PL 141.3 (Western Counties) 3947 kHz 7240 kHz (alt) 145.730
Alexandria 146.655 PL 141.3 147.315 146.490
Arlington 145.470 146.580
Fairfax 146.790 146.910 and 224.100 145.340 (DV) 448.035 (DV) 146.415
Falls Church 447.425 PL 91.5 147.210 445.975 147.435
Fauquier 147.165 PL 167.9 146.430/147.500
Loudoun 145.310 443.225 PL 103.5 (Portable) 147.330 PL 203.5 (Dulles Airport 15W) 147.480
Prince William 146.970 (Manassas) PL 100 147.240 (Woodbridge) PL 107.2 444.900 (Woodbridge) 442.200 (Manassas) 442.5125 (Manassas DV) 147.345 (Quantico) PL 167.9 147.525 (Primary) 146.475 (Secondary) 445.925 (Secondary)
Skywarn 147.300
Medcomm 146.445
American Red Cross (Chapter to Chapter) 146.535
American Red Cross (On-Site) 147.420
Northern Virginia Traffic Net 147.300

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Local Frequencies

Maryland

Jurisdiction Primary Repeater Secondary Repeater Simplex
Maryland Region 147.105 146.730 3920 kHz
Anne Arundel 146.805 147.105
Calvert 146.985 PL 156.7 146.580
Charles 145.390 PL 186.2 443.700
District of Columbia 147.090 147.045 146.505
Frederick 145.430
Hagerstown 147.060
Montgomery 146.955 145.450 146.460
Prince George 146.610 146.880 and 147.150 PL 114.8 147.540
Skywarn 147.300
Towson 147.030
American Red Cross (Chapter to Chapter) 146.535
American Red Cross (On-Site) 147.420
Baltimore Traffic Net 146.67

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Go-Kit Essentials

Must Have Gear

Important Things

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Incident Command System Forms

Available at http://www.pwcares.org/html/ics.html

205 Incident Radio Communications Plan
205a Communications List 213 General Message
214 Unit Log
214a Individual Log
216 Radio Equipment Worksheet
217 Radio Frequency Assignment Worksheet

All ARES/RACES members should become familiar with the forms listed above. At a minimum, each member should have a copy of ICS–213 and ICS–214a with their kit at all times, in addition to the ARRL radiogram form.

AECs and NCSs should become familiar with all the forms, especially the work-sheets as they may be used to draft a communications plan that is beyond the current plan, as conditions warrant, or as part of an overall support function to the County in the event of a RACES activation.

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CSALTT

for ordering provisions, resources, or teams

C-capability being requested
S-size
A-amount being requested
L-location the mission/resources are being deployed
T-FEMA Type
T-time the supplies/resources are needed

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Traffic Handling Quick Reference

Hotel Codes

HXA (Followed by number) Collect landline delivery authorized by addressee within [x] miles. (If no number, authorization is unlimited.)
HXB (Followed by number) Cancel message if not delivered within [x] hours of filing time; service originating station.
HXC Report date and time of delivery (TOD) to originating station.
HXD Report to originating station the identity of station from which received, plus date and time. Report identity of station to which relayed, plus date and time, or if delivered report date, time and method of delivery.
HXE Delivering station get reply from addresses, originate message back.
HXF (Followed by number) Hold delivery until (date).
HXG Delivery by mail or landline toll call not required. If toll or other expense involved, cancel message and service originating station.

Group One—For Possible Relief Emergency Use

Emergency/priority messages originating from official sources must carry the signature of the originating official.

ARL Code Meaning
ONE Everyone safe here. Please don’t worry.
TWO Coming home as soon as possible.
THREE Am in [name of] hospital. Receiving excellent care and recovering fine.
FOUR Only slight property damage here. Do not be concerned about disaster reports.
FIVE Am moving to new location. Send no further mail or communication. Will inform you of new address when relocated.
SIX Will contact you as soon as possible.
SEVEN Please reply by Amateur Radio through the amateur delivering this message. This is a free public service.
EIGHT Need additional [number] mobile or portable equipment for immediate emergency use.
NINE Additional [number] radio operators needed to assist with emergency at this location.
TEN Please contact [name]. Advise to standby and provide further emergency information, instructions or assistance.
ELEVEN Establish Amateur Radio emergency communications with [operator] on [frequency] MHz.
TWELVE Anxious to hear from you. No word in some time. Please contact me as soon as possible.
THIRTEEN Medical emergency situation exits here.
FOURTEEN Situation here becoming critical. Losses and damage from [event] increasing.
FIFTEEN Please advise your condition and what help is needed.
SIXTEEN Property damage very severe in this area.
SEVENTEEN REACT communications services also available. Establish REACT communication with [operator] on channel [number].
EIGHTEEN Please contact me as soon as possible at [number/location].
NINETEEN Request health and welfare report on [individual] . (State name, address and telephone number.) Should not be used.
TWENTY Temporarily stranded. Will need some assistance. Please contact me at [number/location].
TWENTY ONE Search and Rescue assistance is needed by local authorities here. Advise availability.
TWENTY TWO Need accurate information on the extent and type of conditions now existing at your location. Please furnish this information and reply with-out delay.
TWENTY THREE Report at once the accessibility and best way to reach your location.
TWENTY FOUR Evacuation of residents from this area urgently needed. Advise plans for help.
TWENTY FIVE Furnish as soon as possible the weather conditions at your location.
TWENTY SIX Help and care for evacuation of sick and injured from this location need-ed at once.

Group Two—Routine Messages

ARL Code Meaning
FORTY SIX Greetings on your birthday and best wishes for many more to come.
FIFTY Greetings by Amateur Radio.
FIFTY ONE Greetings by Amateur Radio. This message is sent as a free public service by ham radio operators at [club]. Am having a wonderful time.
FIFTY TWO Really enjoyed being with you. Looking forward to getting together again.
FIFTY THREE Received your [item]. It’s appreciated; many thanks.
FIFTY FOUR Many thanks for your good wishes.
FIFTY FIVE Good news is always welcome. Very delighted to hear about yours.
FIFTY SIX Congratulations on your [event], a most worthy and deserved achievement.
FIFTY SEVEN Wish we could be together.
FIFTY EIGHT Have a wonderful time. Let us know when you return.
FIFTY NINE Congratulations on the new arrival. Hope mother and child are well.
SIXTY Wishing you the best of everything on [date].
SIXTY ONE Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
SIXTY TWO Greetings and best wishes to you for a pleasant [holiday] holiday season.
SIXTY THREE Victory or defeat, our best wishes are with you. Hope you win.
SIXTY FOUR Arrived safely at [location].
SIXTY FIVE Arriving [at location] on [date/time]. Please arrange to meet me there.
SIXTY SIX DX QSLs are on hand for you at the [regional] QSL Bureau. Send [quantity] self addressed envelopes.
SIXTY SEVEN Your message number [message number] undeliverable because of [reason]. Please advise.
SIXTY EIGHT Sorry to hear you are ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
SIXTY NINE Welcome to the [organization]. We are glad to have you with us and hope you will enjoy the fun and fellowship of the organization.

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Maps

Prince William EOC: 3 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA

Prince William EOC
Prince William EOC

Shelters

Battlefield High School: 15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA

Battlefield High School
Battlefield High School

Stonewall Jackson High School: 8820 Rixlew Ln., Manassas, VA

Stonewall Jackson High School
Stonewall Jackson High School

Freedom High School: 15201 Neabsco Mill Road, Woodbridge, VA

Freedom Jackson High School
Freedom Jackson High School

Hospitals

Novant Prince William: 8700 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA.

Novant Prince William
Novant Prince William

Sentara Potomac: 2300 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge, VA

Sentara Potomac
Sentara Potomac

Novant Heathcote: 15225 Heathcote Blvd, Haymarket, VA

Novant Heathcote
Novant Heathcote

Sentara Lakeridge: 12825 Minnieville Rd, Lake Ridge, VA

Sentara Lakeridge
Sentara Lakeridge

Other places of interest

Eastern District Police Department: 15948 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191 703–792–7200

Eastern District Police Department
Eastern District Police Department

Western District Police Department: 18900 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas, Virginia 20110 703–792–5111

Western District Police Department
Western District Police Department

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Templates and other tools

Forms

ARRL Radiogram

ARRL Radiogram
ARRL Radiogram

ICS 205 Radio Communications Plan

ICS 205 Radio Communications Plan
ICS 205 Radio Communications Plan

ICS 205a Communications List

ICS 205a Communications List
ICS 205a Communications List

ICS 213 General Message Form

ICS 213 General Message Form
ICS 213 General Message Form

ICS 214 Unit Log

ICS 214 Unit Log
ICS 214 Unit Log

ICS 214a Individual Log

ICS 214a Individual Log
ICS 214a Individual Log

Misc

Band Plans

Band Plans
Band Plans

FT–8800 Quick Reference Guide

FT-8800 QRC Page 1
FT–8800 QRC Page 1
FT-8800 QRC Page 2
FT–8800 QRC Page 2
FT-8800 QRC Page 3
FT–8800 QRC Page 3
FT-8800 QRC Page 4
FT–8800 QRC Page 4

IC–2820 Quick Reference Guide

IC-2820 QRC Page 1
IC–2820 QRC Page 1
IC-2820 QRC Page 2
IC–2820 QRC Page 2
IC-2820 QRC Page 3
IC–2820 QRC Page 3
IC-2820 QRC Page 4
IC–2820 QRC Page 4

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