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Amateur Radio Emergency Service®

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.

Important Meeting!

There is an emergency meeting scheduled for all Racine/Kenosha ARES/RACES members and associates.

We need your participation!

When: 7/18/2017 Tuesday at 7:00pm
Where: Racine Volunteer Center - 6216 Washington Ave G, Mt Pleasant, WI 53406

This meeting will be centered around the Racine County Fair. We are establishing a plan for the fair and all are welcome to make suggestions and to sign up for a shift at the trailer.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of your attendance and participation!

I look forward to seeing everyone there!


Ed Ammendola - K9EVA

Vice President - Racine & Kenosha ARES / RACES Amateur Radio Emergency Services Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC) - Webmaster / Internet of Things

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