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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!

Upcoming Events

01/06/2018
46th Annual Midwinter Swapfest
Waukesha County Expo Arena
Location: Waukesha, WI
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: West Allis Radio Amateur Club
Website: http://www.warac.org
Learn more

03/10/2018
27th DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar
Location: TBD
Type: Training / Seminars
Cost: $40
Sponsor: DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Website: http://www.dupageco.org/weatherseminar
Learn more

Latest News

  • Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

    Jan 17, 2018 | 17:52 pm

    A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused[…]

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  • Camera Aboard Fox-1D Satellite Returns Photos of Earth

    Jan 17, 2018 | 17:19 pm

    The Virginia Tech experimental camera payload on the Fox-1D satellite (AO-92), launched on January 12, has returned some very clear photos of our planet as seen from low-Earth orbit.Earthbound followers of the newly launched satellite can use the FoxTelem software[…]

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  • Radio Club of Chile Supporting Communications During Pope’s Visit

    Jan 16, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    The Radio Club of Chile (CE3AA) and its Emergency Service are supporting communications for the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security during Pope Francis’ visit to Chile. Commemorative call sign XR18PAX will be on[…]

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  • Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, SK

    Jan 15, 2018 | 20:31 pm

    Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes Division Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and[…]

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  • A Note to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR

    Jan 15, 2018 | 16:15 pm

    In the last few weeks, the ARRL’s Board of Directors has been the subject of an organized misinformation campaign. It is being orchestrated by a group of hams, some of whom are well-intentioned but have been misled. This effort, which[…]

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  • ARRL Board of Directors to Meet

    Jan 15, 2018 | 14:56 pm

    The ARRL Board of Directors will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting January 19-20 in Windsor, Connecticut.The first order of business will be the election of officers. The Board will elect candidates to the volunteer posts of ARRL President, First and[…]

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