What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)?
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment in advance, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Members continually hone their skills through training and exercises and maintain their own radio equipment, digital communications equipment, backup power systems, and associated supplies to be ready at a moment’s notice, all at their own expense.
In addition to providing emergency radio communications and support within Story County, Iowa when activated through the agencies we serve, Story County ARES is also available to provide communications support for non-commercial community events such as bike-a-thons, races, parades, and similar activities. In addition to providing communications support to local events in Story County, many of our members have experience supporting large-scale events throughout the central Iowa area.
How to Get Involved in ARES
Complete the Story County ARES member application and submit to Story County ARES Emergency Coordinator – Clint Miller, K∅GR.
To Learn More About ARES
If you’d like to learn more about ARES and how we can assist your organization or agency, please contact us directly.