When All Else Fails®

The Williamson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, WC-ARES, consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

View the ARES Manual

Repeater Information

For operations, WC-ARES uses the following open repeaters:

  • 147.080 PL=100.0 in Georgetown (Primary)
  • 146.640 PL=162.2 in Georgetown (Backup)
  • 146.700 PL=110.9 in Round Rock (Tertiary)

For the rest of our communications plan, please refer to our ICS-217.

View our ICS-217 (PDF)

Location

Located in Williamson County, Texas.  We primarily operate out of the Williamson County Emergency Operation Center or remotely using our Communications Trailer, Go Kits, or other means as necessary.

Mailing Address

Williamson County ARES, Inc.
P.O. Box 1272
Georgetown, TX 78627

Mission Statement

Williamson County ARES, Inc. of Texas’s (WC-ARES) mission is to support the emergency management community (such as First Responders, relief and recovery agencies, Red Cross, National Weather Service) with alternative communication systems and Master Communicators during times of emergency and disaster when normal communications are unavailable or overwhelmed.

WC-ARES Levels of Operation

Board of Directors

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Terry Jones, K5LGV
President/Chairman, District 7 Emergency Coordinator
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Jim Kinter, K5KTF
Secretary, AEC - Special Operations
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Michael Moody, W5ALE
Director, Deputy Emergency Coordinator
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Doug Dukes, W5DMD
Director, AEC - Training
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Greg Fuqua, K5GRG
Director, AEC - Logistics

Command/General Staff

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John Peek, KF5ZMD
Safety Officer
David Boren, WJ1Q
Public Information Officer
Position Open
Liaison Officer

Section Chiefs

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Marida Borromeo, KD5BJ
Planning Section Chief
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Mark Novick, KI5MBP
Logistics Section Chief
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Beckye Estill, KG5NFC
Finance Section Chief

Assistant Emergency Coordinators

When all else fails.

Partners

American Red Cross
arrl
catrac
City of Cedar Park
City of Georgetown
leecares
NWS Austin/San Antonio
skywarn
wc oem