Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)

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.

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. ARES membership is often a starting point for volunteers seeking to support public service and/or public safety.

Latest ARES News

  • Joe Erlewein Appointed Grand Traverse Emergency Coordinator

    Joe Erlewein, N8CN, has been appointed emergency coordinator for Grand Traverse County. He succeeds Glen Johnson. Thanks to Glen for his years of service in this position, and to Joe for taking on this position.

  • Ric Sauer Appointed Midland Emergency Coordinator

    Ric Sauer KD0RMK has been appointed as emergency coordinator for Midland County, succeeding Jack Robinson K8GTG. Many thanks to Jack for his years of service, and thank you Ric for taking on the role.

  • Jason Biehl named EC for Livingston County

    Jason Biehl W8JMB has been appointed as Emergency Coordinator for Livingston County. Jason succeeds Bruce Pollock N8WWX who is stepping down after many years of service. Thank you Bruce, for all of your effort, and congratulations to Jason!