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Snohomish County ACS (formerly RACES) has teamed with Snohomish County ARES to be the single contact for all emergency Communications at the county level. Our goal is to provide one place for all our served agencies which now include Snohomish DEM, county hospitals, and the Snohomish County Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross. This also provides a broad range of opportunities for training and service for our members. We invite all Amateur Radio Operators to join us.

Snohomish DEM is in new quarters north of Hwy 526 (Boeing Freeway). The address is:
720 80th St SW, Everett, WA


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ACS Meetings

The monthly meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 1900 hrs at the DEM Offices.


ERC Net every Tuesday, 20:00 hrs, 146.920, - (minus) offset, Tone: 123.0 (The Granite Falls or "92" repeater)

Operating Frequencies

DEM Repeater Frequencies
146.920minus -123.0Granite FallsResource Net
224.380minus -103.5MarysvilleCommand Net
442.975plus +103.5Clearview (Snohomish)Tactical Net
444.200plus +103.5Fire TrailAlternate 70 cm Repeater
440.350plus +NR7SSDEM - Everett
DSTAR Gateway
plus +
Granite Falls
DSTAR Wide Coverage


DEM Simplex Frequencies          ARC/Hospital Simplex Frequencies
FrequencyTone          FrequencyTone
52.450100.0          147.420156.7
144.46123.0          223.520156.7
446.500103.5          445.850156.7


ARC/Hospital Repeater Frequencies
145.390minus -123.0EverettResource Net
146.800minus -136.5LynnwoodOPS-1 Wide Area (link)
223.940Plus +110.9Haystack MtnCommand Net
223.860Plus +103.5Mt LymanRegion 1 Hospitals
443.875Minus -127.3Haystack MtnOPS-1 Wide Area (link)
444.975Plus +114.8Haystack MtnCommand Net

Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) DSTAR

Snohomish County has the first wide coverage DSTAR repeater system in Washington state. The system went online in July 2009 and will be improving over time. Click here for complete information.

Authorized ACS Jackets, Hats, and Patches

Our source for ACS authorized jackets, hats, and patches is Bonnie Rosco. She has a Web page dedicated to us.
Phone: 425-273-0064
E-mail: (yes, there are three "z" in the name).
Web site:

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Requirements

All members need to pass the following courses to meet the NIMS requirements. The courses and tests are available on the Internet at the addresses shown:

You will need to register so that the system can keep track of you and issue your completion certificate.


Snohomish County ACS/ARES

Providing timely, reliable, and accurate backup emergency communications.


Snohomish County ACS/ARES
720 80th St SW
Everett, WA 98203



Last Updated: 17 May 2013

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