Rowlett Races

Welcome to the Rowlett, Texas R.A.C.E.S. Home Page

Rowlett RACES was founded in January 2001. This is an on-line resource for members of Rowlett RACES and other interested parties.

Rowlett RACES is sponsored by the Rowlett Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management.

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What is R.A.C.E.S. and who can participate?

The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, or RACES is an organization of licensed amateur radio operators who volunteer their time and equipment to provide supplemental communication to local, county or state agencies during times of crisis or disaster. RACES is governed by F.C.C. regulations found in part 97, subpart E.

Only RACES affiliated stations may participate in RACES nets, including training drills, per FCC regulations. More information on RACES is available here.

Rowlett Races would like to thank all of our supporters. Whether you supplied us with a conex container (Buy Conex Containers), or you volunteered at one of our events, every little bit helps.

What do we do in Rowlett R.A.C.E.S.?

Functions include:

SKYWARN nets, spotting storms and tracking them for the National Weather Service (NWS) or other civil agencies

Lost or missing person or child

Evacuations due to natural disaster or a hazardous material event

Communications for a public service event such as parades, ‘thons, or gatherings such as carnivals or city celebrations

Supplemental communications to Fire and Police in the event of failure of existing trunking or repeater systems.

RACES communications can be used any time supplemental communications is needed and is used to free local resources such as fire and police to do their jobs.

Where do I apply?

If you are interested in joining Rowlett RACES or have questions please send an email to the Rowlett Radio Officer with your question, comment or a request for application.