ACARES Monthly Meeting -- July 11th at 7:00pm -- Cherry Creek Schools Educational Services Center

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.

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 and mail them to the address on the membership application.

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. 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.

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 25, through Sunday, July 28. Our needs this year include folks on Mountain Bikes, 2 person walking patrols, Net Controls onsite and Resource Net Controls (can work from home if you can easily reach the 146.640 machine on Centennial Cone. 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 plannning at arapahoeares.org

2019 Arapahoe County Fair Signup

ACARES Events

Sun Jul 21 0930 - 1000
Arapahoe ARES Information and Training Net
Thu Jul 25 1000 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair 2019
Fri Jul 26 1000 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair 2019
Sat Jul 27 1000 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair 2019
Sun Jul 28 1000 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair 2019
Thu Aug 08 1900 - 2100
Monthly Meeting
Sun Aug 11 0730 - 1000
ACSO

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 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.