ACARES is Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Services

We are one of the largest and fastest growing ARES groups in the state of Colorado. We are proud of the service we provide and are always looking for good people and new opportunities to serve our community. To see our upcoming events view our Calendar.

Our Mission

Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ACARES) is a 501c3 non-profit public service organization, consisting of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment to provide communications needs in times of emergency and for public service events. ACARES is dedicated to serving Arapahoe County and the communities within by working hand in hand with local and state governments, agencies we have signed Memorandum of Understandings, and other organizations as requested.

146.640 Live Feed

The 146.640 Live Feed is online again. Our new house offers excellent coverage without the need for an external antenna so this will stay up "Live" during inclement weather. The link is here and can be found at the bottom of the Weather Links Module on the right side of this page. If I lose utility power the feed will go down and not come back up so let me know, EC at Arapahoe County ARES, if you find it offline or have any questions or comments.

ACARES Events

Sun Jan 29 0930 - 1000
Arapahoe ARES Information and Training Net
Thu Feb 09 1800 - 1900
Exec Leadership Meeting
Thu Feb 09 1900 - 2100
Monthly Meeting

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

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 ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur radio service, only amateur radio operators are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. Although this is the serious side of the hobby, our members enjoy the work we do for our served agencies. To join, just complete these the forms in the ACARES Membership Packet and mail them to the address on the membership application.

ACARES Shirts

The "Official" ACARES shirts are available for purchase by members. The *new* preferred color is Khaki and has the multi-Color ACARES logo embroidered. These sharp looking shirts are locally done and take about 2 weeks for delivery. You may order yours at Monograms To Go, Inc. Their address is: 364 S. Chambers Road, in Aurora and they are on the NE corner of South Chambers Road and East Alameda Avenue. Click here for a map.