The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment 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 for membership in the 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.

The above information is provided by the ARRL Emergency Communications Division
For more ARES information, Please Visit The ARRL Website

For local information, please contact:
-- NI6Z. Carl Croci Tuolumne County ARES Emergency Co-ordinator

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