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Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
(ARES / RACES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateur radio operators 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 Racine & Kenosha Counties ARES / RACES

If you wish to join our organization, please do the following.
  1. In the top menu, click on “My Account”
  2. In the drop down box, click on “Sign Up”
  3. Fill out the form to best of your ability
  4. Click on the “Sign Up” button
Each registration submission will be individually reviewed by an actual human and as such, may take as little as five minutes or as much as a few days to process. Once your account (membership) has been activated, you will receive an email confirmation.

Once you receive confirmation that your account is active, I log into this website and verify that you are able to log in. Once logged in, you can update and customize your profile.

+ Additional Information

After your account is approved, it is recommended that new members navigate to the “Discussion Board” under the “Member Area” in the top menu. In the “Discussion Board” you will find information about what’s going on in the organization and a place to introduce yourself. At this time, there are no membership dues for membership in our organization. However, this may change at any time and this document may not reflect that change immediately.
If you are interested in dedicating your time and effort to this endeavor, we look forward to having you as part of our team!

Wisconsin Southeast District
ARES/RACES Nets

Racine/Kenosha Counties
Racine & Kenosha Counties Amateur Radio Emergency Service (RKARES)
1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays | 7:30 PM
WIV-2 Simplex
146.4300 Mhz - PL/CTCSS 5Z/151.4
http://rkares.org
Lakeshore Repeater Association (LRA) - RKARES Net
3rd Wednesay | 7:30 PM
KR9RK Repeater
147.270 MHz - PL/CTCSS 3A/127.3
https://www.kr9rk.org
Jefferson County
Tri County Amatuer Radio Club (TCARC)
Wednesday | 8:00 PM
W9MQB Repeater
145.490 MHz - PL/CTCSS 3A/123.0
https://www.w9mqb.org
Milwaukee/Waukesha Counties
Milwaukee/Waukesha County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Monday | 8:30 PM
W9WK Repeater
147.165 MHz - PL/CTCSS 3A/127.3
https://milwares.org
Ozaukee County
Ozaukee County ARES
1st, 2nd Thursdays | 7:00 PM
*8:00 PM between Memorial Day and Labor Day
WI9OZ Repeater
147.330 Mhz - PL/CTCSS 3A/127.3
https://www.facebook.com/OZARES
Walworth County
Lakes Area Amatuer Radio Club (LAARC)
Monday | 8:00 PM
W9ELK Repeater
146.865 Mhz - PL/CTCSS 3A/127.3
https://sites.google.com/site/laarcradioclub/
Washington County
Washington County Amatuer Radio Club (WCARC)
Thursday | 8:15 PM
KC9PVD Repeater
147.210 Mhz - PL/CTCSS 3A/127.3
https://www.washingtoncountyarc.com
http://www.washares.com

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