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 Capital Peak - Digipeat through N7UJK-8


SOGS Handbook

Code of Ethics

AEC Net Preamble

NTS Msg Form


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

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.


Name Call Sign Position Phone Number
Bill Harwell AC7SR EC/RO (360) 807-4704
Mike Payne AC7UP EOC Manager
Hugh McDonald AC7XF Net Manager


Sundays, at 1900 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.


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


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

Mailbox for Long Beach AEOC is W7RDR-1


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
Dick Lemke AD7AF AEC - Administration (360) 665-2438
Howard Auble W7HGA AEC - South Bend EOC (360) 942-0232
Rich Brimhall W7RBB AEC - Long Beach EOC (360) 642-7102
Al Akers W7COP AEC - Training Exercises (360) 484-3469
Mark Clemmens K7MHC AEC - AHAB Siren Testing (360) 665-4807
Laur'e Akers KE7SEW AEC - Beach Cleanup (360) 484-3469

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.


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

City of Centralia, 15,600 population, formed its own emergency management group in 2007 and operated out of its own EOC during the December 2007 flood. As part of the EOC response capability to our community, an Amateur Radio Emergency Services team was form and currently has nineteen members. The ARRL has approved the use of both licensed ham and non-licensed City of Centralia volunteers for membership on the team.

Our goal is to provide communications support to the Emergency Operation Center during emergency situations and assist with communications during the many Centralia public events. In addition, we want to become well trained and ready to meet any situation with professional, trained Amateurs.

Our groups meets every other Monday. Nets on those Monday evenings at 6:15pm on 146.53 simplex.



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.


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


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

Information and Links


BeachNet Linked Repeater Network

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

HolyX (Pacific)
Minot (Grays Harbor)
Neiltn (Grays Harbor)
SMTN (Mason)
3sis (Pierce)
NICOLI (Wahkiakum)
ERINB (Jefferson)
N7UJK-8 Capital Peak
N7UJK-9 Capital Peak 145.010
WA7PC-6 HolyX
W7EOC-9 Minot
W7EOC-8 Neiltn
N7SK-7 South Mtn
W7SEM-7 3 Sisters
K7IDX Mt Jupiter
RMS Stations
W5KAV-10 Rochester
W5KAV-10 Rochester 145.050
KF7DJC-10 Centralia
AA7ZV-10 Puyallup
KB2SKP-10 Bremerton
K7KKP-10 Auburn
N7DRD-10 Ocean City
K7GA-10 Cathlamet
KD7X-10 Oak Harbor
EOC Mailboxes
K7CEM-1 Centralia
W7EOC-1 Grays Harbor
AC7SR-4 Lewis
AA7CG-1 Mason
WA7PC-1 Pacific - North
W7RDR-1 Pacific - South
WA7OLY-3 Thurston
WF7E-3 Lacey


District 3 Net Control Duty Roster
Month County/City
Feb 2014 Thurston
March 2014 Lacey & Volunteers
April 2014 Grays Harbor
May 2014 Lewis
June 2014 Mason
July 2014 Pacific
August 2014 Thurston
September 2014 Lacey & Volunteers
October 2014 Grays Harbor
November 2014 Lewis
December 2014 Mason
January 2015 Pacific


District 3 Preamble