(Anderson County Press Release) Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and State Rep. John Ragan attended the Anderson County Commission meeting Monday evening to present Joint Senate Resolution No. 1646 , honoring amateur radio operators and their service throughout the state of Tennessee.
Anderson County officials joined lawmakers in recognizing the service of a number of local residents who are licensed amateur radio operators and members of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
The state resolution recognizes the 19,835 licensed amateur radio operators who embody the “historic spirit of the voluntary state” and provide invaluable services to their fellow citizens and local first responders during emergencies and natural disasters.
ARES is made up of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES management, for public service communications in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, according to a press release. County.
Local ARES members who attended Monday night’s county commission meeting to receive the resolution were Jim Bogard, Darrell Cook, Sam Howard, Bart Rollen, Jim Womack and Jamie Wright,
To learn more about ARES, go online to www.arrl.org/ares.