The Amateur Radio Emergency Service« (ARES«) is a national organization that is part of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL«).

Diamond Valley ARES«

Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Diamond Valley ARES« is a part of the Northwest Riverside County ARES« District. We serve the Hemet - San Jacinto cities and surrounding areas.  We are composed of amateur radio licensees who have voluntarily registered our qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

The Mission of Diamond Valley ARES« is to provide amateur radio communications resources in support of community agencies, residential communities and residents in and around the Hemet-San Jacinto city and surrounding areas in situations when:

  • Conventional communications methods are inadequate or unavailable to support public safety or humanitarian needs
  • Amateur radio resources may help facilitate or augment emergency response or recovery in an emergency situation.
  • Amateur radio resources may help facilitate activities and services performed for the good of the general public; especially when human lives and property can be protected and human suffering can be relieved.
  • It is necessary to ensure that any community does not go without essential communication.
In the event of an impending or actual community wide emergency or disaster the procedures defined in the ARES«/RACES Collaborative Emergency Communications Plan for Hemet City, Hemet USD and Surrounding CERT Communities would be activated.  Please contact our local Emergency Coordinator for more information.

The Diamond Valley ARES« group meets on the

Lee Deforest Amateur Radio Club repeater

145.420 PL 88.5 Offset at -600

Net Meetings are on the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Thursdays of month, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.


1st Thursday - NBEMS

3rd Thursday - Simplex

4th Thursday - Messaging

Visitors are always welcome.

Monthly physical meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00PM at

 the Hemet Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N. Kirby, Hemet 92545.  

For more information on Diamond Valley ARES, email [email protected].


Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL« or any other local or national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.  The local ARES Emergency Coordinator can provide specifics.  Because ARES is an amateur radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership.  The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

For information on joining ARES« please go to

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