Amateur Radio
Emergency Service



The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESİ) 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 Amateur Radio Relay League (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.


Contact Bob Heim
Emergency Coordinator
Erie County, Ohio

To download the PDF file of the application for ARES please click the link below

You can mail completed application to
6920 Parker Road
Castalia, Ohio 44824

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