OZARES is Ozaukee County's ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service). ARES is sponsored by a private, non-profit organization,the American Radio Relay League. RACES is sponsored by the US Government Federal Emergency Management Agency, and administered by the Divison of Emergency Management of the State of Wisconsin.
OZARES members are all Amateur Radio Operators, individually licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. They are trained emergency communicators who have volunteered personal time, skill and equipment to serve in the public interest.
While OZARES is a private, volunteer organization, it is permanently attached to the Ozaukee County Department of Emergency Management by mutual consent and to the mutual benefit of Ozaukee County and OZARES.
OZARES operates two open repeaters, at 147.330 (PL 127.3) and 443.525 (PL 114.8). The 147.330 machine may be accessed via Echolink node 919295, AA9WP-R. Additionally, OZARES operates Winlink RMS AC9CD-10 on 145.610 MHz.
Meetings are usually held in the Emergency Operations Center (Justice Center, Port Washington) on the fourth Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM. Nets are held on most other Thursdays at 8:00 PM on the 147.330 repeater. Guest check-ins are welcome!
Download a sample edition of the OZARES newsletter. For a more information about OZARES, send a message to the EC via email - ec at ozares dot org.
Don Zank, AA9WP
Naomi Berkowitz, KC9YES
Assistant Emergency Coordinator (Nets)
Skip Douglas, KA9DDN
Assistant Emergency Coordinator (Policy & Procedure)