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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Need an ELMER? Need help programing your radio or help with antennas? Send us an email to: email@example.com
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.
FIELD DAY 2023
UCARES will be doing Field Day Saturday June 24th, Setup from 1000, take down around 1700 hours. It will be at Lions Park pavilion #2, at 950 West 1280 North, Provo. We will also be doing a potluck. w7mjp”Read
UCARES Interface Meeting
Interface meeting is on May 30th starting at 1900 hours at the Orem Fire Department at 255 South 1200 North, Orem. This will be the Fireworks Watch Training. Space is limited to 30 persons, please sign up here. See map of location.
You can join this meeting via Google Meet. Please note, you must attend in person to get credit for the Fireworks Training.
Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/vre-vbbm-ozq (US)+1 301-969-4255 PIN: 980 925 889#”Read
Interface Meeting Pre Parade Meeting
June 27, 2023”Read
Reid Dickson, W1YMI
I am very sad to let you all know that Reid Dickson has passed away Monday Morning April 2nd, 2023. He has been involved with Utah County ARES doing Ham Radio Communications for many years. Reid was a Emergency Coordinator for a few years. He was also a member of the ECSteam, formally SCATeam. See obituary here w7mjp”Read
New Ham Night. (4th Tuesday of each month)
Time: 7 PM
Location: Utah County Sheriff’s Office North Annex Training Room.
256 W 3200 N, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
New and seasoned hams are all welcome to attend this non-formal event that occurs on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Come ask questions, get your radio programmed, and enjoy conversation with other hams”Read
Timpanogos Emergency Response Team (TERT)
Training Days - Indoor: March 18 Outdoor: May 20, 2023
Individuals with Medical or HAM radio needed.
Who: If you love hiking in the mountains, serving your community, and have medical or amateur radio certifications, TERT may be for you!
What: TERT is a volunteer organization that is associated with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Utah County Search and Rescue, and the U.S. Forest Service to provide first aid and radio communications on Mount Timpanogos. It operates on weekends and holidays from June to September. (Open and close dates are determined by safety conditions.)
When: Each year TERT holds two focused training
- OUTDOOR TRAINING, Saturday on May 20th at 0900 (0800 for new members) at Aspen Grove Trailhead at Theater-In-The-Pines (2 miles past Sundance Ski Resort)
Commitment: TERT is looking for reliable individuals with good outdoor sense
who are medically certified or have, or are willing to
attain, their amateur radio license. TERT members are required to attend training
days and fill two weekend shifts per season. Weekend shifts usually last from
Friday late afternoon to Sunday morning.
Learn more at http://tert.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/terteam”Read
One thought on “General UCARES Information”
“Communication is an essential part of society – effective communication is a priority in an emergency” Being able to administer a net effectively takes practice. Perfection is not our goal – being able to conduct effective communication is. In order to reach this goal, we need ALL ham radio operators to practice. UCARES gives you that opportunity at least NINE times each month each Tuesday at 9:00 PM (2100) to perform communication as a Net Control Operator, Assistant Net Control Operator, or as a Training Item Instructor. We NEED YOUR HELP in helping others.