Jefferson County Amateur Emergency Radio Service (JCARES)
Radio Amateurs in Action
JCARES is a group of FCC Licensed radio amateurs who provide
communications support for local emergency and disaster relief
operations when requested by county agencies, such as the
Jefferson County Director of Emergency Management. JCARES
also provides communications support for public civic events such
as the Rhody Run, Jefferson County Fair, and the Kinetic Sculpture race. Teams within
JCARES are on call for support operations with Jefferson Search
and Rescue and are trained in the use of direction finding
equipment used to find ELT or EPIRB location transmitters activated in downed aircraft.
JCARES welcomes those
men and women who want to participate in this kind of public
service. Membership requirements are:
- A current FCC Amateur Radio License;
- A current State of Washington Emergency Worker Identification Card
(which is issued by the Jefferson County Administrator's Office); and
- A willingness to put in time when you least expect it!
Tri-Area Center in Chimacum, 2nd Friday of each
month, at 10 AM.
For more information see:
Standing Instructions and Calendar
Jefferson County Emergency Plan
Shelters and other Resources
Areas of Specialization
ARES/RACES and the American Radio Relay League
Washington State ARES/RACES
King County ARES/RACES
Mason County ARES/RACES
Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club
Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club
Other Ham Links Reference
Forms and information for becoming an authorized Washington State Emergency Worker. These forms load VERY slowly.:
Emergency Operating Center(EOC) Technician Recruitment and Training
Emergency Worker Registration Form
Background Check Authorization
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Registration Form
Many JCARES training and emergency callouts are done jointly with Jefferson County Search and Rescue groups and some personnel
are members of both.
JSAR Radio Procedures
FCC licensing exams are given at the Tri Area Center on the third Tuesday of the first month of each quarter. For information on the exams and how to prepare
for them, call George (W7ROC) or Patti Fiedler (W7RNS) at 385-0025, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For info on JCARES or updates to roster, contact Gary Fell (KD7MWL)
Send comments on or updates for this WEB site to Robyn Walters (K7SR) at email@example.com.
This page last updated 13 September 2003