INDIANA – W9ILS Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®)

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®)

Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Amateur Radio Emergency Service

NET - Sunday 8:00 PM edt

Jimmy KC9RPX is NCO

ARES® Vision Statement

ARES® Vision Statement
ARES will be the premier amateur radio emergency communications service to the United States
and its territories.

ARES® Mission Statement

ARES® Mission Statement
ARES Strives to be an effective pertner in emergency/disaster response, providing the citizenry and
public service/safety partners with communications expertise, sitiuational awareness, and capabilities
of professional communicators.

What does ARES mean in ham radio?

What does ARES mean in ham radio?
Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) is a team of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators who volunteer their time, expertise, and equipment to provide backup communications during emergency situations.

During an emergency, when is ARES activated? How about RACES?

ARES is activated before, during and after an emergency. Generally, ARES handles all emergency messages, including those between government emergency management officials. RACES, on the other hand, almost never starts before an emergency and is active only during the emergency and during the immediate aftermath if government emergency management offices need communications support. RACES is normally shut down shortly after the emergency has cleared.