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

  • Jodie Thompson Appointed District 1 Emergency Coordinator

    Jodie Thompson has been appointed as District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) for District 1. She succeeds Tim Crane, who has stepped back in order to devote time to other pursuits. Tim continues in his role as assistant state coordinator for training, and with his work in helping to train and build the AUXCOMM team in Genessee…


  • David Hanchett Named EC for Benzie County

    David Hanchett KJ4KFJ has been appointed as Emergency Coordinator for Benzie County.


  • Daniel Hebron Named EC for Cass County

    Daniel Hebron N8VPZ has been appointed as Emergency Coordinator for Cass County.