ARES – Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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.

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.

You are encouraged to join Loudoun County ARES by submitting an application to our Loudoun ARES Emergency Coordinator. Currently the ARES coordinator is Steve DeWeese. In addition to the communication you receive as being in a club member you will also be put on lists for the various ARES area events.

For more information on Loudoun ARES visit this web site.