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 1st Tuesday of every month at 7414 83rd Street. Meetings start at 7:00pm and everyone is welcome to attend.
Lubbock Co. ARES Contact
For more information please contact Cliff Colvin K5CV. 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.