Arapahoe County ARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for Thursday, August 12th at 19:30 hours. Meeting will be in person and on line -- 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 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.


The Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a program of the ARRL, offers to its partners at all levels, trained Amateur Radio Service licensees who are skilled in the use of a wide range of emergency and disaster communications techniques and who are committed to supporting our partners’ missions in service to the public.


Arapahoe County Fair

It's Fair time again! The Arapahoe County Fair is our biggest event of the year and gives us a chance to shine for Arapahoe County and a chance for us to play radio! The fair is Thursday, July 22, through Sunday, July 25. Our needs this year include folks on Mountain Bikes, 2 to 3 person walking patrols, Net Controls onsite and Resource Net Controls as well as Public Safety Dispatchers. We are looking for folks who can spend time with us and ask that you follow the link below to sign up. For more information on the fair or signing up please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2021 Arapahoe County Fair Signup


Thu Aug 12 1930 - 2130
August 2021 Membership Meeting
Thu Sep 09 1930 - 2130
September 2021 Membership Meeting
Thu Oct 14 1930 - 2130
October 2021 Membership Meeting


The "Official" Arapahoe County ARES shirts are available for purchase by members. The Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management has asked that we wear the color Royal Blue to distinguish us from other agencies. The shirt should have the multi-Color ACARES logo embroidered as well as the name and call sign of the member.These shirts must be worn at all Arapahoe County ARES events and exercises such as the Arapahoe County Fair.

These sharp looking shirts are locally produced and take about 2 to 3 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. 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 us know, EC at Arapahoe County ARES, if you find it offline or have any questions or comments.