Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES)


The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (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 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 Steve Warner WA9SWW by email at: [email protected].
Communications Plan: Here

ARES Links & Resources
ARRL ARES Site
Illinois ARES Site
Emergency J-Pole Antenna Plan