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Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
(ARES / RACES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. 

ARES Membership Requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.  Please inquire at the local level for specific information.  Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

How to Get Involved in ARES

Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to your local Emergency Coordinator.

2017 Severe Weather Safety & Spotter Training Class

National Weather Service Milwaukee will be sponsoring a Severe Weather Safety & Spotter Training Class on Wednesday April 12 , 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Gateway College - Kenosha Campus. Use the links below to view the information flyer and to get additional information about the event.

2017 Severe Weather Safety & Spotter Training Class Flyer

For more information please visit http://www.weather.gov/mkx/spotter-schedule