Emergency Management - ARES
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty, when called upon, to support public service events, such as parades, marathons, etc., during severe emergencies, or when disaster strikes.
Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in ARES.
The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve.
Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:39 MST]