A.R.E.S.® is a registered trademark of the ARRL,
the national association for Amateur Radio
Herb Fiddick, NFØZ Kansas Section Emergency Coordinator
Appointed May 3, 2013
Send your reports to Herb
The SEC appointment has been vacant since Bob Summers-K0BXF
resigned two years ago. Many of you have asked me about this
A.R.E.S. role as I’ve traveled around the section for hamfests
and club visits and inquired how my search is progressing.
Some of you offered input and suggestions, which I very much
I have asked NZ0F, Herb Fiddick of Overland Park to take on
the challenge. Herb has not been licensed all that long but
he does have an electrical engineering background and has been
involved with the Overland Park Fire Department.
Over the winter
he was appointed Kansas R.A.C.E.S. officer by the Adjutant
Generals office. We see this as a complimentary, positive
relationship that will strengthen the Amateur Radio Service in
Kansas and the ability to provide emergency communications.
Please join me in welcoming Herb to the Field Organization.
Cowan, Kansas Section Manager
When all else fails...
Amateur Radio Emergency Service commonly known as A.R.E.S.® is a dedicated core of communicators providing communications in times of major and unforeseen disasters; without picuniary (financial) compensation. To provide communications services when all OTHER FORMAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATIONs fail.
There is no substitute for actual practice. Your emergency net should practice regularly--much more often than it operates in a real or simulated emergency. Avoid complacency, the feeling that you will know how to operate when the time comes. You won't, unless you do it frequently, with other operators whose style of operating you get to know.