Maine ARES®

Welcome to the Maine Amateur Radio Emergency Service® 2014!


Amateur (HAM) Radio operators are uniquely skilled and equipped to provide backup disaster communications for served agencies during or after incidents that create a communications emergency. Most times when you hear of a major hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or terrorist attack, hams have assisted when the normal communications became overloaded or rendered inoperable. These include Hurricane Katrina, 9-11, and the Boston Marathon. Served agencies can include local, state, or national government, the Red Cross and other relief organizations, and their local communities. Hams also support public events such as parades, races, and other community activities, free of charge.

FCC-Licensed amateur radio operators are eligible to join ARES, which is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) affiliated program. Click on the Documents link to download the application, and send it to the SEC or appropriate EC to become involved in your local ARES group. The Emergency Coordinators are listed in the Contact page.

Maine Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)®

Rick Lindquist WW1ME, an ARRL News Editor & author of the ARRL Letter, operates W1TU Field Day Station near Winter Harbor, Maine

Alert Level  - GREEN - normal

Maine ARES Invitation Letter

Download this Maine ARES Invitation! Click here to download.pdf