The Amatuer Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed radio amateurs who actively volunteer and train for public service during community events . No memberships or club affiliations are required, Only the desire to help, an amateur radio license from the FCC, and the willingness to take some free online training.. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of a valid amateur radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur radio service, only FCC licensed amateur radio operators are eligible for membership.
Atlanta ARES is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and operates within the jurisdiction of Fulton County, GA inside the perimeter. However, we have members both inside-the-perimeter ITP and outside-the-perimeter OTP. We conduct our weekly training net on the radio repeater facilities of the Atlanta Radio Club, on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. local time on our primary frequencies of 146.82 MHz (-) (PL 146.2), immediatly followed by a more casual Dstar net.
Our members train in emergency preparedness techniques via nationally recognized ARRL and FEMA courses. Many of our members are considered “deployable” to serve away from home base in times of need.
The Atlanta ARES group consists of a wide variety of backgrounds: Students, Professionals, Retirees, etc. We welcome all membes to participate to the extent they can to support our served agencies.
Atlanta ARES thanks the state and metro area ARES groups for all their help and support. Especially Dekalb and Gwinett and North Fulton Counties.
To take an active role in the community by providing volunteer communications services during regular community events and Public Health/Public Safety related events. Our commitment is to be a ready resource of trained communicators for the community when and where needed.