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

  • Jim Belles Named DEC for NWS Marquette

    Jim Belles N8NAV has been appointed District Emergency Coordinator for NWS working with the Marquette office. He succeeds Lou Gembolis KG8NK. In his role, Jim will serve as liaison with the National Weather Service in support of SKYWARN and other needs as they arise for counties served by the NWS out of that location. Jim […]


  • Stewart Kirker Named EC for Mason County

    Stewart Kirker W8SDK has been appointed Emergency Coordinator for Mason County, succeeding Mike Collins KC8JWB.


  • Dylan Vincent Appointed as EC for Mackinac

    Dylan Vincent KE8UFF has been appointed as Emergency Coordinator for Mackinac County effective October 1. Dylan succeeds Ron Peterka W8DR. Congratulations, Dylan, and many thanks to Ron for his years of service!