Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)
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
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.
How Can You