In the last year we’ve had many changes, we are now a 501c3 entity (thanks to N0POH, KC0YYF, and others), we have a new name, a new logo, and a new website just to name a few . What hasn’t changed is our committment to our served agencies and the community in general. Oh yeah, we have a new website too! Please take a look around feel free to provide any comments or suggestions via our Contact page or via e-mail to our Webmaster.
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 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 forms and mail them to the address on the membership application under "forms."
The Official ACARES shirts are available to purchase by members. The preferred color is Royal Blue and has the multi-color ACARES logo embroidered. These sharp looking shirts are locally made and take about 2 weeks for delivery. You may order yours at Monograms To Go, Inc., 364 S Chambers Road, Aurora CO (the northeast corner of East Alameda Avenue and South Chambers Road). Click here for a map.