Mitchell county, NC
mateur Radio Emergency Service
Auxiliary Emergency Communications
Last update 17 Apr, 2014

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North Carolina Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (VIPER)
Project 25 - Interoperablity standards for vendors and users

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   At the state ARES meeting in Raleigh on April 24, 2010, the policy was adopted that ICS courses 100, 200, 700 and 800 will be required for all ARES appointees at the level of county Emergency Coordinator (EC) and higher (DEC, ASEC and SEC) as of July 1, 2010. This is in compliance with a 2006 order from former Gov. Easley. Appointments for those who donít meet the July 1st deadline will be held for 30 days before replacements will be made. Also, Assistant Emergency Coordinators (AECs) within counties are not required to complete the four courses, but they must if they want to be included in the N.C. ARES database. ICS training is required for municipal and state Emergency Operations Center (EOC) assignments, and for mutual aid response across county and state lines.

AuxComm Required FEMA  ICS courses on line:   (Priority on 100, 200, 700)
IS-100b  Introduction to Incident Command System -  Do online.
IS-200b  Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700.a  National Incident Management System (NIMS) - Do online.
IS-800.b   National Response Plan
Mitchell County ARES
         Emergency Coordinator:  David Houser  WA9OTP
         Assistant E. C                 Steve Williams KI4ZUI
Digital Call
Translated Winlink Packet Call
Mitchell County EOC / MARS
Mitchell County EOC / ARES

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital  / MARS
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital / ARES

Mitchell County  MARS - portable
RMS Packet - Woody's Knob

RMS Pactor -  KC4TVO QTH

County Agency RX
Mitchell Dispatch 155.805
Mitchell Tach 1 154.280
Mitchell Tach 2 154.175
Mitchell Tach 3 155.955
Mitchell S. P. Hospital 155.340

          ARES / AuxComm members - Mitchell county

          Mitchell AuxComm Handbook
          NC ARES Database of available emergency responders
          Mitchell EOC / KK4MAR Antenna Tower Raising  Photos    6/2004
          Mitchell EOC ARES Antenna Swap Photos   9/2008
          Mitchell ARES KK4MAR-10 RMS Packet Station - Photos
          Winlink 2M RMS Packet node:  KK4MAR-10 @ 145.090 
          Web Links:   Mitchell county frequencies
                               Mitchell county public service frequencies
                               Mitchell county Fire Assoc presentation,  Dec, 2009  (5 Mb .ppt)

NC HF Nets Freq Day Time
NC Morning Net  SSB, Traffic handling - NC 3927 Daily 07:45 AM
NC Evening Net   SSB, Traffic handling - NC 3923 Daily 06:30 PM
Tar Heel Emergency Net - ARES 7232
Daily 11:30 AM
 07:30 PM
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