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Welcome to the Butts County Emergency Communications Auxiliary group; the ARES and SKYWARN ham radio team for Butts County, Georgia. BCECA is an ARRL Affiliated Club and part of the Butts County CERT program.

This forum has been created as a place for Butts County Area Amateur Radio Operators to gather and share ideas. Individuals interested in Public Service Communications, and its use to help insure the safety and security of the Butts County community, are invited to participate.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateur radio operators nationwide who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

The only requirements for membership in this group are:

* An FCC Technician class amateur license or higher
* An interest in Public Service communications
* A willingness to serve the agencies supported in a selfless and professional manner

The possession of emergency-powered, portable and/or mobile VHF and HF communications equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

Membership in the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is not a requirement for membership in ARES at the local level.

The Butts County Emergency Communications Training Net meets every Sunday evening at 21:30 GMT on the WX4BCA repeater located in Jackson, GA.

The WX4BCA Repeater, 147.285+ (PL Tone 131.8): The Butts County Emergency Communications Auxiliary's VHF repeater operates from the Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson, GA. The VHF repeater is a Bridge-Comm unit loaned to the club by AJ4GU, currently operating on split antennas.

See the Group Calendar for activity and meeting information.

Thank you for your interest.

(Amateur Radio Emergency Service, ARES and the ARES logo are registered service marks of the American Radio Relay League and are used by permission.)

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