Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)
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
From ARRL Website
By joining Union County ARES, you are also registering with RACES too. For more information on RACES, click on RACES in the navigation bar to the right.
Download the ARES Registration Form from the link above.
Fill out the form and include any FEMA ICS Certificates from any FEMA courses that you have taken and send to:
Jerry Brewer / WB4EMC
124 Clydesdale Court
Matthews, N.C. 28104
Stallings, North Carolina