Mayland Amateur Radio Club
Member and Club organization and affiliations
ARRL American Radio
Relay League - the national organization representing
the amateur radio community.
Individual membership includes a monthly magazine QST and access to
the on-line archives of past articles.
If more than 51% of
club members are ARRL members, then the club can be an ARRL
ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Services - The
ARRL organization focused on emergency response.
There are no
special requirements for ARES membership.
Each county has an Emergency Coordinator (EC). Each Area has a
District Emergency Coordinator (DEC).
There are week-day HF radio nets to verify station operation in the
The NC ARES Areas
follow the NC organization of Emergency Management Areas:
Communications - A database of ham radio operators
who have taken the ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 courses
(on-line, generating a certificate) to familiarize themselves
with the operation of the Incident Command System.
County Emergency Managers and Incident Commanders have access to
this database for requesting assistance.
Auxcomm members leave their amateur radio hats behind
and come along side ICS communications operators, as needed.
Auxcomm members are expected to participate in drills
and exercises to remain proficient.
With the adoption of the Incident Command System to enhance
inter-operability after 9/11, all participants in an
incident site must have taken these 4 courses.
You can see Communications in the Logistics Section.
You will find that our local volunteer fire fighters
also comply with this requirement.
VEC Volunteer Examiner
Coordinator In the beginning, the FCC
administered all license testing. You had to travel to an FCC
office to take the exam. If you lived too far way you could
get a Conditional license administered by a local ham.
Now the examining task is administered by Volunteer Examiners
associated with a certified organization such as