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Types of Go Kits

There are 3 basic types of Go Kits or deployment kits that you could have packed, ready to go, in a moments notice.  You can find several versions on the internet.

All ARES members should have at least the basics at hand, ready at all times. Emergencies seldom give warning!

Keep in mind – the area that you are going to assist in will probably be without power/heat, water and telephone services. Be ready to GO!  Have your Go Kits ready to grab and go.  Below are suggested generalized items for each type of Go Kit.

Identifications And DocumentationRadio EquipmentPersonal Items
State ID or Drivers licenseMobil radio set to ARES frequenciesPersonal medical supplies
ARES ID badgeTwo meter or dual band handheld (HT) with extra batteriesCash for unexpected expenses
Copy of FCC licenseMagnetic antenna mountBottled water, snacks, food
ARES band plan chartExternal microphone for HTFirst aid kit
Outline for net operations and log sheetsHeadphonesKnife, tape, flash light, tools
Extra pens, paper, clip board, etc.Spare radio fusesAppropriate clothing