Rensselaer County


146.76/103.5 Troy & 147.18/100 Grafton 


Providing Emergency Communications
Through Amateur Radio

General Information

Monthly Meetings for ARES/RACES
Held on the 3rd Thursday @ 7:00PM

Weekly Training Nets (except third Thursday of every month) every Thursday @ 7:30 PM
147.18  Repeater


Chief Radio Officer:
Mike Shanahan, WO2H

Assist. Radio Officer:
Tom Stewart, KC2FCR

Assist. Radio Officer:
Randy Stein, KL7TJZ

Assist. Radio Officer:
Karen Smith, KS2O

Digital Communications:
Russ Greenman, WB2LXC

Repeater Trustee/Manager
Mike Shanahan, WO2H

Training Officer:

SKYWARN Coordinator:
 Randy Stein, KL7TJZ


Randy Stein, KL7TJZ

V. President:
Tom Stewart, KC2FCR


Chris D'Allaird, AK2CD 

Randy Stein, KL7TJZ

Emergency Coordinator
Mike Shanahan, WO2H

Assist. Emergency Coordinator
Randy Stein, KL7TJZ

On April 26, 2000 it was decided to form the "NEW" Rensselaer County ARES/RACES Radio Club. Not only will this keep ARES & RACES under one "roof top" but it will help in the long run to keep stability for both groups. At their May meeting all the paperwork had been completed for the "Constitution & By Laws" for this new organization and by the end of June it was adopted by the membership. It was also determined that the December meeting each year would serve as the annual elections of officers.  Officers serve for a 2 year term.

The list above are those that were elected by the membership at the January 2022 meeting. These new officers for ARES will hold office until January of 2024. It should be noted that RACES Officers are appointed by Rensselaer County BOES Director - Jay Wilson. Only the ARES Officers are elected at the annual elections.

Please remember that we're presently holding our ARES/RACES Training Net every Thursday (except third Thursday of every month) at 7:30 PM, on the 147.18 Repeater  in Grafton.  We're going to need as many of you as possible for these nets and hopefully they'll quickly become a valuable training aid.  

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