ACARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for April 9th at 7:00pm -- NOTE: THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE MEETING USING GOOGLE MEET...DETAILS IN EMAIL --

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

Per the National Weather Service (NWS):

Updated Information: Out of an abundance of caution and safety, the National Weather Service has cancelled all SKYWARN training until April 30th.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but the safety and health of all individuals is paramount as we move forward. As time goes on we will determine if we can reschedule classes or possibly offer enhanced on-line training. 

For further information, please visit https://www.weather.gov/bou/spot_training

ACARES Events

Sun Apr 05 0930 - 1000
Arapahoe ARES On the Air Meeting
Thu Apr 09 1900 - 2100
April Meeting - Ham Software
Thu May 14 1900 - 2100
May Meeting - AuxComm
Thu Jun 11 1900 - 2100
June Meeting - Wildfire Basics

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.