The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
ARES Membership Requirements
Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training will likely be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. 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.
How to Get Involved in ARES
The Lubbock County ARES Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Noble Stidham Memorial Clubhouse, 1108 98th Street. Meetings start at 7:00pm and everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to join ARES click the tab below and register on the ARES Connect website.
Lubbock Co. Emergency Coordinator
For more information please contact Patrick Aland KG5ZYP. Also, you can join us on the Lubbock County ARES Net every Monday night at 8:00pm. The net is held on the KF5QIR 2M repeater. It has a frequency of 147.260 MHz, + offset, and a tone of 118.8 Hz.