and send to your EC (if known) or the ARRL, 225 Main St.,
Newington, CT 06111.
|To All Radio Amateurs:
|The 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 the ARES is to furnish
communications in the event of natural disaster, when regular
communications fail or are inadequate. Sponsored by ARRL, the
ARES functions at the local level to meet local communications
|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
|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, send the
detachable Registration Form above directly to your EC, or to
ARRL Headquarters for forwarding to your EC. League
membership is not required for registration. registration on
does not require possession of any specially designed equipment.
All amateurs can be of assistance to the ARES. There is
provision in the 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?
Dr. John H. Gagnon, N1EOF, OES, Connecticut Section
233 Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford, CT / 06905 email@example.com 203-326-5657