Your EC and DEC are your points of contact as always. In case of emergency when phone service is disrupted, the following procedures are the best ways to volunteer.
Please remember that anyone who self deploys will be turned away.
Any member of the DARC ARES, who, for any reason, suspects that a communications emergency may exist, should monitor the 444.600+ PL 103.5 MHz repeater for instructions and assignments. If this repeater is not in service, 146.520 MHz simplex frequency will be utilized, in that order. Members will notify the EC immediately by whatever mode necessary if a suspected communications emergency exists.
During an emergency, the EC will activate the Alert Plan to alert ARES members. Members should notify the EC or AEC, as soon as possible, to establish their availability.
In the event of an emergency, during which the ARES may be of service to the community, any responsible official of RDVFD or any other agency listed in para 2.D above, may alert the Alaska State ARES by notifying the EC or AEC and in their absence, their designated replacement. The EC or AEC, in turn, will notify Alaska State Regional EC and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) as necessary.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS
DARC ARES members, upon becoming aware that an emergency exists involving ARES, shall monitor the following frequencies:
NOTE: DARC ARES Net Control (and EC) will direct all HF SSB communications of an emergency nature. The above frequencies should be kept clear of routine traffic or voice communications of a routine nature during an emergency. The Delta Area EC will designate a specific operator and/or location for HF SSB communications during the emergency.
DARC ARES Net Control will normally operate from one of the following locations: