The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment 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 for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. (ARRL Public Service Communications Manual)
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a public service provided by a volunteer group within government agencies in times of emergency. During periods of RACES activation, certified unpaid personnel are called upon to perform many tasks for the government agencies they serve. Although the exact nature of each activation will be different, the common thread is communications. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides planning guidance and technical assistance for establishing a RACES organization at the state and local government level.
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Read more about the difference between ARES and RACES from AARL here.
|Application||Where to Send Application|
|ARES Application||Brian McNutt N7BAM
Laramie County ARES/RACES Emergency Coordinator
ORGive the application to N7BAM at any meeting
|RACES Application||Bill Thompson, KI0IN
Wyoming State RACES Officer
198 Arrow Street
Douglas, WY 82633
Cell phone: 307-359-2660
Station at Bill, WY
|EVENT||Details on the Calendar||Special Flyers or Additional Info|
|ARES/RACES Meeting||TBA|| Location: 3962 Archer Parkway, Archer Complex
Also see the Calendar.