Lake County ARES
Mike Goffos WB8ZGH
Assistant Emergency Coordinators
Don Kocsis WA8TWM
Ed Kopcak KB8BKE
Joe Koskcvics N8JKO
Bob Mekinda K8QXO
Jim Pyle AA8OY
Weekly training net: Mondays @ 19:30 147.210/r
Lake County is part of the Ohio ARES 10th District.
District 10 also includes the counties of Ashtabula, Geauga, Lorain, and Medina.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) program exists to recruit amateur radio operators to staff all ARES activations and consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
All ARES members are encouraged to take the 4 basic ICS courses listed on the documents/links page, but it is not a requirement for general participation. It should be noted that some of the primary served agencies DO require basic and additional ICS training to be eligible to work in a command post or an emergency operations center (EOC).
ARES is a program of the ARRL and is not controlled by, nor does it control the Lake County Amateur Radio Association. The two groups operate as individual entities that are partnered to meet the same common goals.