- Go to the Primary ACS/ARES Net Frequency of 145.170 MHz (-0.600 MHz repeater offset, transmit and receive using a P.L. tone of 156.7 Hz, wideband [5kHz])
- Call for ACS/ARES Command Personnel until one is reached and can assume ACS/ARES command.
ACS/ARES Net Operations
- Establish initial net operations on the 145.170 repeater, using the established net protocol guide.
- Have others advise the other repeaters of the emergency.
- Establish Resource Net frequency and net control for incoming volunteers in advance of possible shelter operations. See established frequencies and communications plan.
- Recruit someone to audio tape all nets.
- Mention the current time frequently.
- Establish a different repeater/frequency as a hot backup. Again, reference established frequencies and communications plan.
- All initial announcements are to be made on the primary ACS/ARES frequency, then all personnel will move to their assigned operational frequencies.
- All unassigned personnel should be on the assigned Resource Net frequency and remain there until assigned and/or cleared by the Resource Net Control Operator.
- Assigned personnel should then monitor their assigned net frequency.
- All personnel should remain available unless excused by the NCS on their the Resource Net assigned frequency.
Mobilize As Required
ACS/ARES members should mobilize to assigned locations if warranted by the severity of events. The purpose of getting ACS/ARES members to these destinations, is to have ACS/ARES ready to perform when requested or needed.
They are to observe and report until requested for particular needs. An example of the need for ACS/ARES members requested to respond to an emergency scene would be the need to report damage assessment to Emergency Management and/or NWS.