What is 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.
How do I become an Ares member?
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. Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to your local Emergency Coordinator.
What is the difference between Ares and ARRL?
Section ARES groups work with state or county governments. ARRL works with the federal government. • There are many non-government affiliated organizations, including: the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and faith-based organizations. For a list of organizations, visit NVOAD.