Files to Download

Welcome to the WC-ARES files to download…  Some of the files here are from other sites, some are home grown…

Anderson Powerpole Info (the new ARES power connector):

This is the defacto ARES standard for power connectors. The advantage is that you will be able to connect your equipment to other members’ power sources.

Go-Kit Preparation


WC-ARES Sunday Net Script

Turning off WIRES on Yaesu Radios

Wires is the Internet connect interface that Yaesu uses on its radios to activate the Internet on WIRES equipped repeaters. However, when no WIRES repeaters are active, an accidental activation of WIRES can be very annoying and can cause the first several seconds of transmission to be cut off. Here is a PDF of how to permanently disable WIRES on several Yaesu radios. The link to the online file is here:

You can download the same document here.

District 7 ICS-217 Files

PDF Format for those without Excel :

 217 Errata Updates

The “V-Flag D” repeater has the incorrect Freqs. Please update your files to reflect the following:
On 217 in Bastrop ARES per Pat:
The V-Flag “D” repeater (not the V-Flag, it is correct) shows to be 147.430 on receive. It should be the same as the V-Flag, but with different tone codes for Digital use as follows:
V-Flag D – (RX) 145.430 (RX Tone) NAC 293 (TX) 144.830 (TX Tone) NAC 293
Please update your files/digital P-25 radios accordingly. This won’t affect most people

Williamson County ESOC Application and Files

All ARES members who work in the ESOC, will need to watch the slide presentation on security awareness, then print, fill out and sign the certification statement. Fill out the Volunteer Application if you have not already done so. Turn all documents in to the EC.

Training Presentations:

FEMA Publications

  • AUXFOG: Auxilary Communications Field Operations Guide (PDF)
  • NIFOG: National Interoperability Field Operations Guide PDF
  • National Emergency Communications Plan (PDF)National Emergency Communications Plan (PDF)
  • NECP Brochure (PDF)
  • NECP Slick Sheet (PDF)

ICS Forms

Working with Served Agencies

  • ARES working with Red Cross
  • Tips for Public Safety Communicators

Technician PowerPoint Presentation

Module 1

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Module 4

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Module 18