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. Membership in each local ARES group is at the discretion of the designated county Emergency Coordinator.
To Join ARES, please click the county you reside in and contact the EC listed. If you are unable to reach them, contact the DEC by clicking below.
Please click a county at the top of the page for more information about each county.
For a list of Ohio Section ARES frequencies, please see the ICS-217 located here. Please note that frequencies do change, so check with your local ARES leadership to confirm the accuracy of the frequencies listed.
District Emergency Coordinator
Mat Nickoson KC8NZJ
Assistant District Emergency Coordinators
Doug Braun KB8TGT
Doug Dever AB8M
Jon Anhold KM8V
147.015/R PL 110.9
K8SGX 52.680/52.920 PL 107.2
146.415 PL 100 TX Only