November 22, 2013

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T2C04)

Q) What do RACES and ARES have in common?

A) Both organizations may provide communications during emergencies

NJ2X Notes:
RACES stands for "Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service," a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC Part 97, Section 407).

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public interest service when disaster strikes.  Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in the ARES.

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