Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
A.R.E.S. is a national organization of Amateur Radio Operators trained in Emergency Communications under the direction of the American Radio Relay League.
“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.” (http://www.arrl.org/ares)
UCARES is the A.R.E.S. group for Utah County and we coordinate directly with, and are supported by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. We also have both official and un-official liaisons with numerous other public service agencies, emergency, health, and transportation entities throughout the County. Our members are all volunteers and hundreds if not thousands of volunteer hours each year are donated by our volunteers to our community. For more information on the groups we work with, take a look at our Liaisons page.
We are using Google Groups to stay connected off of the air. To sign up, please send an email to the organization leadership at the address “email@example.com”
For the ARRL ARES program, we are logging all ARES Volunteer and participation hours through ARES Connect. It can be found at https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/ut/ Please use your amateur radio call sign for your Username.
Current meeting and EOC agency schedules can be found here!
UCARES Certification requirements can be found in the Resource Pages. Though not required to join ARES, Certification Levels demonstrate the level of proficiency and equipment you have, and are considered by UCARES leadership when making assignments for public service events and callouts.
Interested in participating?
- Start with reading through the Field Guide in the Resources section.
- Fill out the membership application form here.
- Check in with the training nets, Tuesday Nights at 9:00 PM MST on the 147.34 repeater (details in the field guide)
- Join us for the first Tuesday of the month face to face meeting. Click here to see meeting location and maps.
- Follow the group on Facebook and keep an eye on your email for event announcements and callouts.
We are planning on meeting at the Orem City Center Park on May 4th starting at 6:30 pm. We may be doing small groups to teach on ham radio subjects. Talk in on the 147.340 repeater. W7MJP”Read
At 1015 hours on April 15th, Drop, Cover and Hold On! Then get on the 147.34 repeater for a staffing net. Goto to for The Great Utah ShakeOut - Get Ready! more info on the shakeout.”Read
Field Day is Saturday June 26th. We will be at North County Equestrian Park located approximately 6800 W 9200 N, Highland. We will be there from 11 am till 6 pm.”Read
Eagle Mountain exam session is scheduled for Saturday March 27th at 1000 hours at Eagle Mountain City Hall. There is a virtual online exam class for General Class starting on Tuesday March 23rd, 30th & April 15th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register”Read
New Member Orientation will be Wednesday March 24th starting at 1830 hours. It will be held on line. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com and I will send you the link to join the meeting.”Read