Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a voluntary organization of licensed
radio amateurs who have registered their capabilities and equipment for
providing emergency communications as a public service to the community.
The purpose of ARES is to furnish communications in the event of natural
disaster when regular communications fail or are inadequate.
Sponsored by RAC, the ARES functions
at the local level to meet local communications needs. The ARES has a long
history of public service going back to its formal inception in 1935. Since
that time the ARES has responded countless times to communications emergencies.
Experience has proven that radio amateurs respond more capably in time
of emergency when practice has been conducted in an organized group. There
is no substitute for experience gained before the need arises.
The ARES in each locality operates
under the direction of the Emergency Coordinator (EC), whose function is
to direct the activities of the ARES to maintain a state of readiness.
To register in the ARES, fill out
then send or give this detachable Registration Form directly to your EC,
or to RAC HQ for forwarding to your EC. Membership in RAC is desirable
but not required for registration.
Registration does not require possession
of any special equipment. All amateurs can be of assistance to the ARES.
There is room in ARES for every amateur regardless of class of license,
equipment owned, or personal circumstances. Won't you join us in providing
this essential Amateur Radio Service?
Form Design © by ARES Niagara,
T. Vince VE3HM, D. Flarity VE3DVE & P. Vince VA3PKV. Modified by R.
Cooke VE3BDB, and M. Moreau - VE3LKI.