Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Communications When You Need It
Welcome to the Shelby County ARES Home Page
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their
qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public
service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of
membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is
eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than
possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve.
Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for
membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable,
but is not a requirement for membership.
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