Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)
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.

Racine & Kenosha Counties ARES Practice Nets
ARES Practice Net is held Bi-Weekly 2nd and 4th Thursday Nights at 8:00 PM Local Time. Regular Weather Nets are also held weekly on Wednesday Nights at 8pm CST . Check in on 2M 147.270 Mhz +6, CTCSS – 127.3 PL – KR9RK Lakeshore Repeater.

ARES Membership Requirements

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.

How to Get Involved in ARES

Racine – Kenosha Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)

ARES Registration form

ARES Field Resources Manual [PDF]

ARES Weather Spotters Report Form [PDF}

Download the ARES Manual [PDF]