ARES® – Amateur Radio Emergency Service®

What Is ARES®?

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) consists of licensed Amateur (Ham) Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in service to the public in the event of a disaster or similar emergency. All licensed amateurs, regardless of membership in any national or local club or other organization, may apply for membership in ARES®. Because it is an Amateur Radio service, only licensed amateurs are eligible to participate.

The Grayson County ARES® group operates a radio net for training that meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 8:00pm on the 147.000MHz repeater. The group also holds bi-monthly in-person training sessions on the fourth Tuesday of each odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) from 7:00-9:00pm at the Sherman Municipal Airport terminal building.