HAM Radio Response Team
|Congratulations and 73 to our new Tomball Region HAMS|
|People get into amateur radio for any number of reasons and each of you will likely pursue different avenues throughout your HAM radio experience. We would like to take a moment to introduce you to one of the most satisfying areas of amateur radio and that is emergency communications (EMCOMM).|
|Simply put, EMCOMM is a way to use your ticket to help people in distress while you pursue your HAM hobby. The group that supports public safety and emergency service is the Amateur Radio Emergency Services group, ARES. We'd like for you to consider joining ARES and the Tomball Fire Corps. Emergency Communications group which is hosted by Tomball and the Tomball Fire Department. Tomball ARES is dedicated to honing our communications skills to help the community in time of disaster. Some of the activities and learning experiences available are:|
You can get more information on ARES at: http://harriscountyares.org/index.html
If this sounds like something that might interest you, please contact Paul Smith, K5PRS, on the local 146.720 (Tone: 123.0, + offset) repeater, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell at 832-350-5665.
Again, Congratulations on your new or enhanced HAM ticket.73, Mike Lavender EC, Tomball Fire/ ARES Group