|This is an Informal net. It will be used in situations where an Information or Resource net is not needed, but when a developing situation may require activation of a higher level net. Examples would be an approaching storm front, major accident or HAZMAT incident that do not require ARES activation but bears watching, any other time the potential exists for an ARES activation, but we have not yet been requested. In these situations, the DEC, an EC, AEC or ARES Net Control Op will establish an ARES Stand-By net.1. This will be an Informal net. Normal amateur use of the repeater will continue.2. The Net Control will make periodic announcements that ARES is in stand by status, and request that all users of the frequency leave frequent breaks in their exchanges to ensure that Emergency or Priority Traffic can break in as needed. Net Control will also pass along any updates to the situation as they receive them.3. The Net Control will be prepared to escalate to a formal ARES Information Net if required, or to an ARES Resource Net if directed to do so by the DEC or an EC or AEC.