Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
|The Bald Eagle Repeater Assoc. also is actively participates in the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) program is organized through the ARRL Field Organization. Each Section of the Field Organization has an appointed Section Emergency Coordinator. The ARES organization supports training, establishes Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with governmental and relief agencies, and organizes regular practice exercises.
ARES has provided essential supplemental emergency communications innumerable times throughout the league’s history. In 1989, hundreds of amateurs responded to the Loma Preita Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay area putting in over 3000 volunteer hours in the first week. In 2005, ARES, with hundreds of volunteer amateur radio operators, provided key communications assistance to recovery organizations and officials coordinating Hurricane Katrina disaster relief. The list goes on and on. Over 2,000 Amateur Radio clubs are members of the ARRL Affiliated Club Program.
If you would like to join ARES please feel free to contact us for details you can also fill out our sign up form by clicking here
Questions – Bob Brown Lycoming County EC (Emergency Coordinator)