Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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 membership.

How to Get Involved in ARES

Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to your local Emergency Coordinator. The Barron County Emergency Coordinator is Paul Brooten and you can contact him via our contact form.

Barron County ARES/RACES Members


Prepared Kit

All ARES/RACES members should have all our local frequencies programmed into their emergency radios. Our complete list of local frequencies can be found on the local frequencies page. In addition to local frequencies surrounding frequencies should also be programmed and available to you, use our Wisconsin repeater map for more frequencies.



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