LCARES Annual Truck Sale and Swap is May 5. Volunteers are needed. Contact W8VHS to Volunteer.Help Wanted: Qualified Individual to assist with FLDIGI Training. Contact [email protected] for more infoAREDN Mesh Meetings have been suspended until February 2024. More information will be forthcoming at the January LCARES Meeting.Welcome to Rick Sharpe K8RKS, Chrissy Hart KC8UFV, Ryan Carson KE8OCH and Richard Cummins KE8KXT to the LCARES, Inc. Board of Trustees for the 2024-2026 termCheck out the Announcement Page for up to the moment announcements.ARES In Brief Net will be cancelled on Sundays that we have an ARES event or a holiday that falls on a Sunday.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is an organization consisting of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators who are ready and willing to use their communications skills and their equipment to aid their communities in times of disaster, or to assist in public service at planned events.

In Lucas County, Ohio, ARES has a close working relationship with the County Office of Emergency Management and the local hospitals. We hold drills and training nets to sharpen our communications skills and also manage an infrastructure of repeaters and amateur radio stations to provide the citizens of Lucas County with an emergency communications capability. We also render assistance to public safety agencies at large-scale public events when requested.

Lucas County ARES Meets each month (on the 4th Saturday) at 9:00am - 2127 Jefferson Ave., Toledo.