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American Radio Relay League

FSD-98 ARES Registration Form (fill out and return by email to the Kaufman County Emergency Coordinator) FSD-98.PDF

Paperwork For New KCARES Members. (Please Fill out FSD-98 and return then start on)


  • The Task Book is a working document that enables those ARES® communicators electing to participation the ARRL training plan to track and document their training plan elements as they are completed towards the various levels of increasing proficiency. The Task Book should contain all training planitems, completion dates and sign-offs as the ARES® communicator transitions through the three skill levels. The ARES® communicator is responsible for maintaining his/her Task Book and having it with him/her during training and assignments. The Task Book also contains sections with definitions of the communicator levels, as well as common responsibilities.
  • You can Find the Microsoft Word version here: ARRL-ARES-STANDARDIZED-TRAINING-TASK-BOOK-V1_2_2.doc

Download the ARES manual 2015.pdf here: ARESmanual2015.pdf

Message Traffic Aids

ARRL List of Numbered Radiograms FSD-3 http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/FSD_3.pdf

FSD-218: Amateur Message Form – Aid

How to originate and handle formal radiograms, including precdences, handling instructions, QN signals, Q signals, abbreviations, prosigns and prowords.

FSD-244: Amateur Radio Disaster Welfare Message–form

This form may be conveniently downloaded, printed, and copied as needed for use in emergency shelters and/or other locations.

FSD-255: Emergency Reference Information-form

When filled out,  this serves as a handy reference for use during emergencies.

Apply for a Station appointment In the field organization

FSD-187: Application for Station Appointment-

For the on-line application form click here.

Department of Homeland Security

The Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG)

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