Radio Operations

This page contains Pierce County ARES manuals, training information, and links to important documents and software.

General Training Course
Pierce County ARES General Training Manual. Please review and keep a copy with you.

Digital Communications Course
A comprehensive digital communications course to help ARES members understand, develop and use digital modes. Digital modes provide a more secure and efficient way of transmitting large amounts of information and data from one station to another. In disaster situations digital communication can save lives. For the Time and Date of the Digital Net, check the "Nets" tab at the top of the page.

Radio Operations Documents
Protocols & Preambles
Emergency Net Preamble

Training Documents
ARRL Field Resources Manual

Forms & Software
ICS 213 Message Form
ARES Deployment Schedule Form
FLDIGI & FLMSG Software
Winlink Express Software