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Emergency Management : RACES


The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)

Founded in 1952, the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a public service provided by a reserve (volunteer) communications group within government agencies in times of extraordinary need. During periods of RACES activation, certified unpaid personnel are called upon to perform many tasks for the government agencies they serve. Although the exact nature of each activation will be different, the common thread is communications.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for the regulation of RACES operations. RACES is administrated by a local, county, or state civil defense agency responsible for disaster services. This civil defense agency is typically an emergency services or emergency management organization, sometimes within another agency such as police or fire. RACES is a function of the agency's Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), sometimes known as DCS (Disaster Communications Service), ECS (Emergency Communications Service), ARPSC (Amateur Radio Public Service Corps), etc.
RACES Meetings are on the Third Saturday of each month at the Allegan County EOC.
Net meets on 147.240Mhz + with a 94.8 PL repeater at 7 PM in the summer and 8 PM on Sunday evening.


Volunteer Application.aspx
Allegan County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services.aspx
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Svc. (R.A.C.E.S. Member) - Job Description.aspx
Report an Amateur Repeater Issue.aspx



For more information or details on local programs, contact
Scott Corbin: (269) 673-0571,

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