Arapahoe County ARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for Thursday, May 6th at 19:00 hours NOTE EARLIER DATE -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

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, are eligible for membership in ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license and a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur radio service, only licensed amateur radio operators (Technician Class or higher) 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.

The membership packet can be downloaded by clicking here: ACARES Membership Packet . In the packet are instructions on how to fill out the forms and where to mail them for processing.

Our Mission

Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ACARES) is a 501(c)(3) 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. Arapahoe County ARES 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.

Upcoming Skywarn Classes

There will be a SKYWARN virtual training on Thursday, May 13th at 6:30 pm. This will be the last class for 2021. Please register for SKYWARN Spotter Training on May 13, 2021 6:30 PM MDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For further information, please visit


Thu May 13 1830 - 2030
SKYWARN Training - Last Class
Thu Jun 10 1900 - 2100
June 2021 Meeting -Search & Rescue
Sat Jun 26 1200 - 1200
Field Day 2021
Sun Jun 27 1200 - 1200
Field Day 2021
Thu Jul 08 1900 - 2100
July 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting
Thu Jul 22 0800 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair
Fri Jul 23 0800 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair
Sat Jul 24 0800 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair
Sun Jul 25 0800 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair


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 produced 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 or call (303) 750-6112. Click here for a map.

146.640 Live Audio 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.