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Licensed Radio Amateurs in Service -- Update
    The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed Amateur Radio Operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
    The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of licensed Amateur Radio Operators, trained and organized to provide essential communications support to the National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies.
    SATERN is the official emergency communications service of The Salvation Army SATERN, a group of licensed Amateur Radio Operators providing emergency communications support for Salvation Army operations in local, regional, and international disaster and emergency situations.
    The "Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service," RACES is a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission. RACES volunteer operators are licensed Amateur Radio Operators certified by a civil defense agency to be able to communicate on Amateur Radio frequencies during drills, exercises and emergencies. They are activated by local, county and state jurisdictions and are the only Amateur Radio operators authorized to transmit during declared emergencies when the President of the United States specifically invokes the War Powers Act.

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