WINTER STORM WARNING – December 25, 2017

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for York County. A winter storm capable of producing up to 12 inches of snowfall is in progress over our region. Snowfall reports are requested to be made to the NWS Gray by usual means. No emergency nets are anticipated at this time.




York County EOC Activated – ARES Level 1 Alert

York County ARES has moved to a level 1 alert. York County EOC will be activated at 1200 Saturday and CMP has pre-staged 100 power line crews in anticipation of power outages. York County ARES has not been notified of any potential ARES activation, however, all members should check equipment and supplies and be prepared for any possible activation. Please monitor the primary ARES repeater for any possible activation nets. Updates will be made as the are received.

WINTER STORM WARNING – December 22, 2017

York County ARES is activated for SKYWARN at the request of the National Weather Service. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for York county from 0900 Friday until 0300 Saturday. Accumulations of 8 to 11 inches are possible with additional ice accretion. Power outages will be likely with this storm. York County ARES members are requested to monitor the primary ARES repeater for possible net activation. Additionally, YCARES members should monitor DMR Region North for other nets that may take place.

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YCARES Securing From Level 1 Status

York County ARES will be standing down from level 1 alert status at 1800 today. Further damage and power outages are not expected. CMP has begun restoration across the area and most homes should be back online by Saturday night according to CMP representatives. YCARES primary and secondary repeaters remain on the air and available for use. YCARES members are asked to pass along reports on any storm-related radio participation for a compiled report to be made to Maine ARES and the ARRL. Reports can be made the the York County ARES EC at or the York County ARES Public Information Officer at

York County ARES Remaining At Level 1 Alert

York County ARES will remain at a level 1 (alert) status through tomorrow at the earliest due to the number of power outages in York, Cumberland and Oxford counties. The York County ARES primary and secondary repeaters are back on the air and are available for use by stations with emergency, priority, or routine traffic as well as damage reports. No formal net will be called at this time.

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CMP Outages Over 386,000

As of 5:15pm, Central Maine Power is reporting over 386,000 power outages in their service area. This number is slightly down from earlier when outages topped 400,000. Central Maine Power says they are focusing their efforts on de-energizing downed lines and restoring power to critical facilities such as hospitals before full restoration begins. Governor Lepage has declared a state of emergency for Maine as a result of the storm.

CMP Outages Top 329,000

As of 9:15am, Central Maine Power is reporting over 329,000 power outages in their service area. Over 65,000 of those in York County, over 13,000 reported in Oxford County and over 85,000 reported in Cumberland County. At this time, the primary and backup ARES repeaters in York County are off the air, and there is no ETA to their restoration.


YCARES Repeaters Down

BULLETIN – The WJ1L 145.410MHZ repeater and the W1BHR 147.345MHZ repeater are both off the air due to the storm. York County ARES members should monitor 147.570MHz simplex CSQ for any emergency traffic.

At this time SKYWARN has been taking damage reports on the W1QUI 147.090MHz (T100) repeater in Falmouth.

ALERT – York County EOC Activated

York County ARES has moved to a level 1 alert. York County EMA’s EOC will be activated at 0400 on 30 October until the storm impacts have ended. York County ARES has not been notified of an activation from EMA, however all members should be prepared to be activated for duty with short notice. Notification will be made via radio, email and phone should a full ARES activation be requested.

Skywarn Activation – 10/29/2017 to 10/30/2017

York County ARES has been activated at the request of the National Weather Service in Gray, ME. A Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning are in effect for York County tonight into tomorrow. A Hurricane-Force Wind Warning is also in effect for coastal waters from Eastport, ME to Plymouth, MA. Heavy rainfall and high winds are expected across the region tonight into tomorrow with gusts exceeding hurricane force. Flooding and widespread power outages are very likely. A skywarn net will be called on the 145.410MHz repeater if significant power outages occur in our area. Stations should also monitor the KQ1L linked system and DMR Region North talkgroup for possible net activations.