Emergency Radio Services

HAM Radio - What are ARES & RACES?
  • ARES: The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) provides radio communications support to public service agencies such as the Red Cross and the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • RACES: The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) provides communications to government agencies in times of need. RACES operators meet and train with government officials so that they can be an effective part of an emergency response.

Any FCC-licensed amateur radio operator, consistent with the privileges of your license, may participate. For more information, contact Dave Miller W0NWO, Douglas County EC, at (218) 940-2936.