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.

The Shelby County A.R.E.S. meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Baptist Women's Hospital, 6225 Humphreys Blvd.. Meetings begin at 6:45pm in Classroom A and usually run no longer than two hours.