Digital Communicator I

Typical Duties

A Digital Communicator I may be deployed to different types of locations – which can make no two assignments alike. You could be sent to a county radio room, public service events, or to real emergency incidents.

Assignments may include

  • EOC
  • Command posts
  • Damage surveys
  • Shelters
  • Event stations


Completion of ARES Fundamentals

Required Training

  • ARES training or equivalent experience
  • Digital with flwrap and flmsg

Required Proficiency

Demonstrated ability to communicate via fldigi, including:

  • sending and receiving simple text messages
  • receiving, editing, and sending ICS forms using flmsg
  • using forms and templates with flmsg
  • sending and receiving word processor and spreadsheet files “wrapped” using flwrap
  • perform these functions under field conditions

Continued Eligibility

  • Participate in Monday night nets at least twice a month
  • Attend at least six (6) ARES meetings in a given year
  • Participate in at least one activation or event each year