Western Washington District 3 - ARES & RACES

  1. General Info
  2. Grays Harbor County
  3. Lewis County
  4. Mason County
  5. Pacific County
  6. Thurston County
  7. City of Centralia
  8. City of Lacey
  9. Info & Links

Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting!

Western Washington District 3 consists of five counties and two cities.

This website is part of Washington ARES and should provide contact information for all of District 3. The District 3 ARES net meets every Sunday at 7:15 PM on BeachNet and the Capitol Peak repeater systems.

Leadership Name Call Sign Phone Number
District 3 Emergency Coordinator (DEC) Howard Auble W7HGA (360) 942-0232
Grays Harbor County Emergency Coordinator (EC/RO) Doyle Wenzel N7UJK (360) 532-7470
Lewis County Emergency Coordinator (EC/RO) Bill Harwell AC7SR (360) 807-4704
Mason County Emergency Coordinator (EC) Dave Evander AC7YX not available
Mason County Radio Officer (RO) Arthur Hall W7IUM (360) 432-2958
Pacific County Emergency Coordinator (EC/RO) Bob Cline N7CVW (360) 665-4496
Thurston County Emergency Coordinator (EC/RO) Tom Bohon KE7EJJ (360) 529-1738
City of Centralia Emergency Coordinator (EC) Bob Willey KD7OWN (360) 736-9633
City of Lacey Emergency Coordinator (EC/RO) Terry P. Rohr WF7E (360) 438-2688

Grays Harbor County

About Us

Grays Harbor Auxiliary Emergency Communications (AEC) provides communications support to all emergency response agencies of Grays Harbor County including the Department of Emergency Management and other multi-jurisdictional Emergency Operations Centers/shelters. This includes using equipment and frequences beyond the traditional boundaries of Amateur Radio on any authorized radio, which may be connected with the on-going emergency. This support may involve the use of telephone, cellular, computer, internet, e-mail, packet/Pactor systems and in-office support of those managing the event.

While AEC is rooted in the ARES and RACES Amateur Radio programs, changes in communication technology and the requirements needed by public safety organizations require operators to be trained in communication areas other than operations on a selected frequency of a single service.

The Grays Harbor Department of Emergency Management (DEM) manages the AEC program and expects its personnel to be more than just operators of radios on a "call if you need me" basis. AEC members strive to be professional communicators, who work as non-paid staff with the DEM to respond to the Emergency Operations Center or to any location necessary to maintain or enhance communications for the duration of the emergency. AEC is dedicated to working in partnership with the public-safety community to excel in the ability to provide professional emergency communications resources and services.

Auxiliary Emergency Communications members can respond with their personal equipment to set up communications most anywhere in the county and support the DEM radio room in Montesano which has communications capabilities on all Amateur Radio bands as well as Law Enforcement, fire, marine, air, transportation, PUD and state emergency frequencies.

AEC has structured four Amateur radio repeaters throughout the county, which are used to carry out its program.

AEC encourages its members to first, take care of themselves, family and neighbors during an emergency, but then to think about the larger picture. We strive to recruit communicators who look beyond their hobby as Amateur radio operators and wish to serve their community by committing to AEC and its goals.

Please address requests for additional information to N7UJK@comcast.net.

ARES/RACES officials

Name Call Sign Position Phone Number
Doyle Wenzel N7UJK EC/RO (360) 532-7470
George Stone AC7AI AEC/EOC Radio Mgr. (360) 249-4526
Leslie O'Brien N7LOB AEC/NCS (360) 533-4359



EOC Contacts

Name Phone Number
EOC (360) 249-3911
Radio Room (360) 964-1581


Repeater Frequencies

Frequency Tone Location Link
444.950+ 118.8 Capital Peak (Linked to KO Peak - Pacific County)
444.050+ 118.8 Elma - Minot Peak (Linked to KO Peak - Pacific County)
145.390- 118.8 Cosmopolis (Linked to KO Peak - Pacific County)
444.700+ 118.8 Neilton (Linked to KO Peak - Pacific County)
444.200+ 118.8 Ocean Shores (Linked to KO Peak - Pacific County)

Packet Stations

145.630 EOC - Montesano - Mailbox W7EOC-1 - Digipeat at W7EOC

145.630 Minot Peak - Elma - Node/Gateway - "Minot" ' Digipeat at W7EOC-9

145.630 Neilton Peak Node/Gateway - "Neiltn" Digipeat at W7EOC-8

145.630 Capitol Peak Node/Gateway - Digipeat through N7UJK-8, Bridge-N7UJK-10

145.010 Capitol Peak Node/Gateway - Digipeat through N7UJK-9, Bridge-N7UJK-10

145.630 North Aberdeen - Node/Gateway - "Aberd" - Digipeat through W7EOC-6

145.630 RMS Station - Aberdeen - W7EOC-10

Links

SOGS Handbook

Code of Ethics

AEC Net Preamble

NTS Msg Form

Nets

The Grays Harbor County AEC Net meets each Sunday at 19:00 hours local. The first Sunday of each month on 146.580 simplex. The remaining Sundays the net is found on any of the five linked AEC repeaters listed above.

The Grays Harbor County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Thursday of every month at the Hoquiam Library meeting room at 19:00 hours.

Sheriff Rick Scott, Director of Emergency Management
                Charles Wallace, Deputy Director
 
             Lt Dave Porter, Chief SAR Coordinator
http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/dem/Index.asp

Lewis County

About Us

In section 97.1 of the Amateur Radio Services rules, the FCC describes the fundamental purpose of the Amateur Radio Service. The basis and purpose of the Amateur Radio Service include five principles:

1. Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary, noncommercial communications service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications

2. Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.

3. Encouragement and improvement of the amateur radio service through the rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communications and technical phase of the art.

4. Expansion of the existing revision with in the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians and electronics experts.

5. Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance good will.

This is what the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (A.R.E.S.) program is all about and what each A.R.E.S. unit strives for in all its members.

Leadership

Name Call Sign Position Phone Number
Bill Harwell AC7SR EC/RO (360) 807-4704
Mike Payne AC7UP AEC (360) 785-3025
James Van Ornum AE7TF AEC (360) 557-6234
Hugh McDonald AC7XF Net Manager (360) 985-0154

Nets

Sundays, at 1845 hours the Lewis County ARES net meets on the Baw Faw Repeater, 147.060+, 110.9 tone

Mason County

About Us

Mason County ARES is a residential responder based organization. During an emergency Mason County ARES members will remain at their residences and act as net control operators establishing community based radio nets. The nets will utilize FRS/GMRS and CB radio services in addition to Amateur Radio. The purpose of these nets is to provide a temporary emergency communications system to replace a compromised traditional phone system. This will allow for the timely requests for assistance and organizing the community based self rescue efforts.

The Mason County ARES does provide AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS for THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. Additionally we act as a clearing house for AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS who wish to volunteer their services for several community events, such as the Mason County Fair.

The Mason County ARES does not provide AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS to the Mason County Department of Emergency Management or the MST program. For information regarding these programs please contact the Mason County Department of Emergency Management at 360-427-9670.

Leadership

Name Call Sign Position Phone Number
Dave Evander AC7YX ARES EC not available
Sandie Woog KE7KKU AEC Admin not available
Ray Albee KE7PHU AEC not available

Nets

Washington State District 3 ARES Net meets Sunday 1915 hours on 145.470 negative off set with a tone of 100

Mason County ARES meets the first Sunday of the month at 1930 hours on 146.720 negative off set with a tone of 103.5

Mason County Rag Chew Net meets Sunday 1930 hours on 146.720 negative off set tone of 103.5

Mason County 10 Meter Net meets Tuesday 1930 hours on 28.450 USB

Mason County 2 Meter Net meets Thursday 1930 hours on 146.720 negative offset with a tone of 103.5

Amateur Radio Clubs in Mason County

The amateur radio clubs in our county are separate and apart from ARESĀ®, yet most club members who have the time also belong to ARESĀ®. Both clubs sponsor our emergency communications effort by the funding and upkeep of their respective repeaters, each of which are dedicated to emergency use by all amateurs. Show up for a meeting when you get a chance. Each club offers excellent fellowship and plenty of activities to keep your amateur radio hobby fresh and alive.

North Mason Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club (NMARES) meets 4th Thursday at 7 PM in the Belfair area.

Mason County Amateur Radio Club (MCARC) meets 2nd Saturdays at 8:30 AM for breakfast in Shelton.

Pacific County

About Us

Our main EOC (callsign WA7PC) is in South Bend behind the courthouse. Our Alternate EOC (callsign W7RDR) is in Long Beach at the County Building.

The Pacific County Amateur Radio Club meets the second Saturday every month at Hunter's Inn restaurant in Naselle at 9 AM local. Talk-in frequency is 146.86.

Repeater Freequencies:

Pacific County Amateur Radio Club is at 146.860,  tone is 118.8 and it is located in Ilwaco.

The BeachNet Linked Repeater System is a linked network of open Amataeur radio repeaters covering nearly 9,000 square miles in southwest Washington State.  A transmission over any of the repeaters is heard on all stations in the system, blanketing the southern coastal counties, an impossible task from any one site.  For more information go to BeachNet.

Packet Stations   Frequency  145.630  Node: HOLYX

Mailbox for South Bend EOC is WA7PC-1 (145.630)

Mailbox for Long Beach AEOC is W7RDR-1 (145.010)

Leadership

ARES/RACES Officials for Pacific County

Name Call Sign Position Phone
Bob Cline N7CVW EC/RO (360) 665-4496
Frank Wolfe NM7R AEC - Technical/Training (360) 665-5292
Taileen Wilson W7TAI AEC - Community Comms (360) 875-6024
AEC - Administration
Howard Auble W7HGA AEC - South Bend EOC (360) 942-0232
AEC - Long Beach EOC
Al Akers W7COP AEC - Training Exercises (360) 484-3469
Mark Clemmens K7MHC AEC - AHAB Siren Testing (360) 665-4807


AEC - Beach Cleanup

To join the Pacific County ARES and/or RACES team, send an email to Bob Cline EC/RO  (rcline@centurytel.net) and he will send you the appropriate forms.  We welcome anyone wishing to help our county with emergency communications.

Nets

The Pacific County Emergency Services Net meets every Thursday at 1930 hours on the Beachnet which is also linked to the Clatsop County, Oregon W7BU system 145.45 repeater.

Thurston County

About Us

Please contact Thurston County on their website at www.wa7oly.net

City of Centralia

About Us

The Centralia Amateur Radio Emergency Services Team supports the Centralia Police Department, Riverside Fire Authority and the City of Centralia's Emergency Operations Center.  Our primary mission is to provide amateur radio communications to the EOC should normal forms of communications fail.  Other requirements include performing windshield surveys for the Incident Commanders, delivery and placement of command and communication vehicles when requested, upkeep and delivery of deep water rescue vehicles during area floods, urban searches, traffic control and monitoring local sandbag stations.

Member training and drills are conducted the first and third Mondays beginning with an activation net at 6:15 pm on the K7CEM repeater, 145.490, -600, tone 110.9.  The K7CEM repeater also supports UHF capability at 442.050 (447.050 offset), tone 103.5.


Leadership

Bob Willey, KD7OWN, Emergency Coordinator, (360) 736-9633

Lyle Olmsted, KB7PI, Assistant Emergency Coordinator

Chuck Verdon, W5KAV, Assistant Emergency Coordinator

Linc Haymaker, K0ZCO, Assistant Emergency Coordinator

Bill McGowan, W7FQQ, Advisor

Nets

First and thrid Monday evening, 6:15 pm, K7CEM repeater, 145.490, -600, tone 110.9

City of Lacey

About Us

The Lacey ARES group was officially formed in 2013. Our mission is to support the City of Lacey, WA with Amateur Radio Communication during all Exercises and Emergencies. We are HF capable on all bands, 2-meter and 440 voice and 2-meter packet. If you are interested in joining a small, but energized group, please call our EC or AEC.

Leadership

Name Call Sign Position Phone Number
Terry P. Rohr WF7E ARES EC (360) 529-7235
Gerald Thorsell KD7PDW AEC (360) 292-3057

Nets

Monday evenings at 7 PM on the PSE repeater on 145.150-, 103.5 tone.

Information and Links

Repeaters/Frequencies

BeachNet Linked Repeater Network

LOCATION NOTE FREQUENCY OFFSET CTCSS
Ocean Park 145.170 -600khz 118.8Hz
North Cove 145.310 -600khz 118.8Hz
North Cove (Naselle Reciever) 145.310 -600khz 114.8Hz
Cosmopolis (Grays Harbor) 145.390 -600khz 118.8Hz
Grays River (Wahkiakum) 147.020 +600khz 118.8Hz
Grays River (Cathlamet Receiver) 147.020 +600khz 110.9Hz
Megler (Remote Receivers) 147.180 +600khz 82.5Hz
South Bend 147.340 +600khz 82.5Hz
KO Peak (Not Linked) 224.040 -1.6Mhz 118.8Hz
South Bend 224.820 -1.6Mhz 82.5Hz
Naselle 440.675 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
KO Peak 441.675 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
South Bend 442.675 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
Minot Peak (Grays Harbor) 444.050 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
Ocean Shores (Grays Harbor) 444.200 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
North Cove (Not Linked) 444.400 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
Nicolai (Clatsop) 444.500 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
Neilton (Grays Harbor) 444.700 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
Long Beach 444.800 +5Mhz 118.8Hz
Olympia (Thurston) 444.950 +5Mhz 118.8Hz

Other Repeaters

Capital Peak (D3 Net) 145.470 -600khz 100.0Hz
Baw Faw (Chehalis) 147.060 +600khz 110.9Hz
South Mtn (Mason) 145.270 -600khz 103.5 Hz


Packet Information  - Unless noted all stations are on 145.630 MHz

NODE Digi Call Freq Location
HolyX WA7PC-6 145.630 Pacific
Minot W7EOC-9 145.630 Grays Harbor
Neiltn W7EOC-9 145.630 Grays Harbor
SMTN N7SK-7 145.630 Mason
3sis W7SEM-7 145.630 Pierce
NICOLI W7GA-8 145.630 Wahkiakum
ABERD W7EOC-6 145.630 Grays Harbor
RMS
W5KAV-10 145.630 Rochester
W5KAV-10 145.050 Rochester
KF7DJC-10 145.630 Centralia
AA7ZV-10 145.630 Puyallup
W7EOC-10 145.630 Aberdeen
KB2SKP-10 145.630 Bremerton
K7KKP-10 145.630 Auburn
N7DRD-10 145.010 Ocean Park
K7GA-10 145.630 Cathlamet
KD7X-10 145.630 Oak Harbor
K7CEM-10 145.050 Centralia
Digi Freq 1 Freq 2 Bridge
N7UJK-9 145.010 145.630 N7UJK-10
N7UJK-8 145.630 145.010 N7UJK-10
EOC Mailboxes Freq Location
K7CEM-1 145.630 Centralia
W7EOC-1 145.630 Grays Harbor
AC7SR-4 145.630 Lewis
AA7CG-1 145.630 Mason
WA7PC-1 145.630 Pacific-North
W7RDR-1 145.010 Pacific-South
WA7OLY-3 145.630 Thurston
WF7E-3 145.630 Lacey
W7EMD 145.630 Camp Murray

Information

District 3 Net Control Duty Roster
Month County/City
Feb 2015 Thurston
March 2015 Lacey & Volunteers
April 2015 Grays Harbor
May 2015 Lewis
June 2015 Mason
July 2015 Pacific
August 2015 Thurston
September 2015 Lacey & Volunteers
October 2015 Grays Harbor
November 2015 Lewis
December 2015 Mason
January 2016 Pacific

Links

District 3 Preamble