WE HAVE NO CURRENT ALERTS
In the event of an emergency, please post a notice on the blog page of this website describing the nature of the emergency and stating the level of ARES involvment
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We are happy to report that the fire July 7th near Lockwood and Lake Nacimiento is 100% contained and we are in a stand down situation.
We appreciated the report from our mid-county EC, Glen Hanneman on the status.
WHO ARE WE?
The trained operators of Monterey County ARES provide reliable primary and secondary communication links for the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Operations Centers in cities throughout the county, as well as organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the major local hospitals. Local ARES members are registered in the Monterey County Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program.
Any licensed amateur can join ARES without being a member of ARRL. There are no membership fees required to become a member of Monterey County ARES.
Amateur Emergency Communications
Monterey County ARES is supported by the MCAEC club. MCAEC is a governing organization responsible for fund raising and is fully sanctioned as an operating club by ARRL National. You can visit the club website by clicking HERE.
You can send mail to PO Box 1411 Castroville, CA 95012-1411
Monterey County is around 100 miles long from north to south with varing terrain. The long Salinas Valley runs down the eastern center of the county and then there are coastal mountains on the west side of the county and the land to the east of the Salinas Valley is also pretty rugged. This results in sheltered valleys within the coastal range that cannot be reached by fixed repeater locations so it places the emphasis on the need for mobile, aka relocatable, repeater stations in order to provide the needed emergency communications for the County.
Monterey County ARES
is a Weather-Ready
Served Agencies Include:
Monterey County OES
American Red Cross
City of Seaside EOC
CHOMP, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Natividad Medical Center
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Mee Memorial Hospital, King City
We support the
Big Sur International Marathon
We also support the
Sea Otter Classic.
Above is a view of the Pfeiffer Big Sur Fire event Dec. 16, 2013 that Monterey ARES supported.
Monterey ARES is an all volunteer organization that is self supporting. If you would like to make a donation you can send a check to:
PO Box 1411
Castroville, CA 95012-1411