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 may 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.
Mason County ARES is a group of highly trained and dedicated amateur radio operators who will respond in time of need to provide emergency communications. Mason County ARES does not charge anyone for our services.
Services that Mason County ARES can provide:
- VHF / UHF Communications ( Simplex and Repeater )
- Mobile Communications
- Amateur Radio Digital Communications
- And MUCH MUCH More
If you would like to join Mason County ARES, please fill out the membership application and return it to Matt Gregg, WV8MAT - Emergency Coordinator for Mason County ARES. It can be turned in at the monthly meeting or via email.
Application & Membership Levels Form can be found in