Adams-Arapahoe County ARES ALERT STATUS: Normal (Alert 0) Monthly Meeting -- Next membership meeting planned for Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 19:00 hours.-- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

Denver Radio League

The Denver Radio League (DRL) is a nonprofit, amateur radio group that operates and maintain 3 repeaters serving the Denver Metro area.


They are a ham radio group that prides itself in finding new ways to advance the art and science of amateur radio in the Colorado Front Range. We have technically skilled people in the business with several hundred years of combined knowledge on almost any topic you might encounter. Their website is

Mestaa'ėhehe Mountain

146.670 CRRG repeater on Mestaa'ėhehe Mountain

               N39° 40 46.7'
               W105° 29 36.3'
               Elevation 11,440 ft.
For more information and photos of the site please visit the Castle Rock Repeater Group's website at

Adams-Arapahoe County ARES  Weekly Nets

Weekly Nets are held each Sunday morning at 09:30:

  • 146.6700 (-) (100.0 PL) - Primary VHF (CRRG)
  • 146.9850 (-) (100.0 PL) - Backup VHF (El Jebel RADOPS)
  • 448.2250 (-) (141.3 PL) - Primary UHF (RMHam)
  • 447.5000 (-) (88.5) PL) - Secondary UHF (RMHam)

The Net Script can be found here: ARES Net Script. The DMR Net Script can be found here: DMR Net Script

Being a net control is an important part of being an active member. Sunday morning nets are a good way to practice your skills. You can volunteer to be a Net Control by contacting Ben Baker, KBØUBZ, Operations Section Chief.

State ARES Nets

State ARES nets can be found on the Colorado State ARES web site at

Alert Messages and their definitions

Adams-Arapahoe County ARES  has been using the following alerts via SMS/Text Message and/or eMail:

  • Alert 1 – Pre-activation Alert – Prepare for possible Stand-By mode to occur within 24 hours or less.
  • Alert 2 – ARES Stand-By Alert – Adams-Arapahoe County ARES has been requested to be prepared for possible activation by the served agency(ies), within 12 hours.
  • Alert 3 – ARES Activation Alert – Adams-Arapahoe County ARES members are requested to respond based on the request or guidance of the served agency, within 1 hour.
  • Alert 4 – Change in Activation – A change in directions or directives by the served agency redirecting Adams-Arapahoe County ARES members to another assignment(s). Always acknowledge this message with Net Control by radio or phone.
  • Alert 5 – Cancellation Notification – The Stand-By or activation mode for Adams-Arapahoe County ARES  has been cancelled. Always acknowledge this message and check out with Net Control before going off the air.   

Adams-Arapahoe County ARES uses a custom program for alerting members of deployment. This program is tested once per month unless there has been a deployment.

As always please reach out to any of the officers or EC at Arapahoe County ARES if you have any questions.

Net Controls Needed

We are always looking for Net Controls so please volunteer! It’s a great experience and easy to do. We can coach you through it at your place or you are welcome to go to another members home and use their equipment. For more information please email the Operations Officer.