“To provide and maintain emergency and essential communications in all times of need to those who protect and serve, and to the public as well, through dedicated volunteer licensed amateur radio operators, and to do so with skill, respect, and dignity for all in the community.”

Next Meeting Will Be November 26,2014. 6:30pm at Spirit Medical Transport

Ready to Serve

As part of the Field and Education Department of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) provides an all volunteer group of radio amateurs ready to serve the public when disaster strikes. With a working knowledge of wireless communications and the ability to improvise temporary radio installations, ARES members are ready to assist local government agencies, public service organizations, and relief organziations in the event of catastrophy.

Be sure to join us each Monday evening at 7:00PM ET on the W8QIY Repeater.
146.790 (-) 94.8Hz CTCSS Tone


November 20, 2014

2014 has seen a great deal of participation by members of The Darke County Amateur Radio
Emergency Service. DCARES has lent their communications abilities to The Tour De Donut, practiced their skills in the statewide Simulated Emergency Test, and are preparing for Main Street Greenville's Hometown Holiday Horse Parade.

Saturday, November 22 will be the annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade in Greenville, Ohio. DCARES is proud to provide auxillary communications and help monitor closed intersections along the parade route. We have been part of this event for a few years now, and are always excited to work with other volunteers from Main Street Greenville, The Treaty City Amateur Radio Association, and ARES volunteers from our surrounding counties.

This year's parade will return to the original course. It will run from Martin Street, north on Broadway, around the circle, and return south on Broadway to Martin Street. Volunteers will meet at Greenville Fire Department at 5:30pm to prepare for the parade's start at 7:00pm.

Anyone volunteering and requiring direction when arriving, feel free to call W8DCA on the W8QIY 146.790 repeater, which has a negative ( - ) offest, and a CTCSS tone of 94.8 Hz.