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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


Give the application to N7BAM at any club meeting
RACES Application Brian McNutt, N7BAM
Wyoming State RACES Officer


Give the application to N7BAM at any club meeting


EVENT DETAILS Special Flyers or Additional Info
ARES/RACES Meeting TBA Location: 3962 Archer Parkway, Archer Complex
Agenda: TBA

Laramie County Emergency Coordinator: Brian McNutt N7BAM

Wyoming State RACES Officer: Brian McNutt N7BAM