RACES - General Information

Membership: Open to any local licensed radio operator. An application must be obtained from the Dearborn County Emergency Management Agency office at 401 W. High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025. The RACES application is not the same as the LVARC club application that is available on this website.

Weekly Net: A weekly net every Monday night at 9:00pm local Eastern Time on the (2M) 147.285(+600) repeater. All local amateur radio operators are welcome to join in.

Monthly Meetings: A monthly meeting is held at the Dearborn County EOC on the first Thursday of each month. at 7:30 PM local time. Check in to the weekly net for any changes or contact any one of the officers listed at the end of this page.

Facilities and resources

The group maintains a radio room adjacent to the Dearborn County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as well as an antenna site at the Dearborn County Hospital. A Dearborn County Emergency Management Mobile Command Truck is available for field use in the event of a disaster or other emergency.

The "General Radio Procedures" provides instructions on how to participate in the event of an emergency. Click on the link to view the procedures as a PDF file.

RACES - Group Training

All RACES members are required to take training from the Emergency Management Institute of FEMA. Members have been trained in:

  • IS-00700 National Incident Management, An Introduction
  • IS-00800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS-00100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-00200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents.

The group has participated in local emergency training exercises as well as most members are "skywarn" certified for severe weather communications to the local Cincinnati severe weather center. Contact with the State of Indiana RACES group is also maintained on a regular basis.

Laughery Valley Amateur Radio Club (LVARC)

RACES and LVARC are separate organizations, but many hams in the area are members of both groups. The two groups meet on the first Thursday of alternate months.

Membership: Open to any local licensed radio operator. An application must be submitted as directed on the form.

Monthly Meetings: A monthly meeting is held at the Dearborn County EOC on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM local time. Contact any one of the officers listed at the end of this page.

Contact Information

Dearborn County Emergency Management Agency Director
Jason Sullivan, 401 W. High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Phone 812-537-3971/FAX 812-537-4726.
You can email Jason.

Dearborn County RACES Officer
Doug Oldham KB9SZS
You can email Doug.

Dearborn County Assistant RACES Officer
Don Norris KC9WXR
You can email Don.

Dearborn County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Officer
Paul Goslin K9PLG
You can email Paul.

LVARC President
Todd Schutter, KY4TS
You can email Todd.

Recording Secretary
Paul B. Nielander, KD9AZW
You can email Paul.