NH Section Staff
Peter Stohrer, K1PJS
Section Emergency Coordinator
Wayne Santos, N1CKM
Section Traffic Manager
Bill Noyce, AB1AV
Affiliated Club Coordinator
Al Shuman, K!AKS
Public Information Coordinator
Jim Fowler, KA1SU
State Government Liaison
Bill Nelson, KA1PTW
Section Emergency Coordinator - Wayne Santos, N1CKM
The mission of New Hampshire ARES is to provide communication and related services for selected public and private agencies during communications emergencies, and in support of non-emergency public service activities. We provide this service with a vision to be competent Radio Operators providing quality auxiliary communications to New Hampshire communities. From the Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), through the local Emergency Coordinators (EC), and down to the individual operator, we are a service dedicated to supporting our local communities and inspiring confidence in our unique capabilities. NH ARES is part of the national ARRL ARES program, and is generally organized and operated as defined in the ARRL Public Service Communications Manual. We have two levels of management, one at the Section (state) level, and one at the local level. The SEC has overall responsibility for all ARES members and operations within the Section. Each appointed EC has direct responsibility for members, planning, training, and operations in their assigned local operational area. Section leadership is responsible for operating and maintaining all Section-wide functions, and for providing certain training and administrative resources to support ECs. If you want to be a part of this dynamic service visit the NH ARES website: http://www.nh-ares.org/ or send an email to the NH ARES SEC @ mailto:N1CKM@arrl.net
Section Emergency CoordinatorSection Emergency Coordinator
The Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) is the assistant to the Section Manager (SM) for emergency preparedness. The SEC is appointed by the SM to administer all matters pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) on a Section-wide basis. There is only one SEC appointed in each Section of the ARRL Field Organization.
Technician-class license or higher; full ARRL membership, and achievement of Level 3 qualifications. (Must, within the period of 1 year, from the issuance of this document or appointment as SEC, whichever comes later, or such further time period as authorized by the SM, complete all of the requirements for Level 3 qualification.)
•Promote and encourage the development of local ARES groups.
•Advise the SM on all Section emergency policy and planning, including the development of a Section emergency communications plan.
•Cooperate and coordinate with the Section Traffic Manager (STM) so that emergency nets and traffic nets properly route welfare traffic in disasters and emergencies. Cooperate and coordinate with other Section leadership officials.
•Recommend candidates for Emergency Coordinator and District Emergency Coordinator appointments (and cancellations) to the Section Manager and determine areas of jurisdiction of each amateur so appointed. Verify that candidates meet training requirements. At the SM’s discretion, the SEC may be directly in charge of making (and cancelling) such appointments.
•Promote ARES membership drives, meetings, activities, tests, procedures, etc., at the Section level.
•Serve in support of local ECs during a communications emergency; to ensure the local ECs have the necessary resources to sustain their mission.
•Actively use ARES Connect to manage events and generate activities reports with the SM and ARRL Headquarters. This includes the timely reporting of emergency and public safety communications rendered in the Section for potential inclusion in ARRL media.
•Maintain contact with other communication services and serve as liaison at the Section level with all agencies served in the public interest, particularly in connection with state government, emergency management officials, state and regional Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) organizations, and similar agencies. In states with multiple ARRL Sections, the SECs shall work as a team to develop and maintain an appropriate ARES Emergency Communications Plan in conjunction with state officials. Maintain cooperation with the State Government Liaison.
•Actively use ARES Connect to manage group personnel, schedule events and generate activities reports with the SM and ARRL Headquarters. Promote use of ARES Connect among all ARES group participants. Approve ARES Connect administrators at the local level (usually an EC or DEC). Provide timely reporting of emergency and public safety communications rendered in the Section for potential inclusion in ARRL media relations activities.
Recruitment of new hams and ARRL members is an integral part of the job of every ARRL appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.