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.
Interface meeting will be October 18th starting at 1900 hours. We will be meeting at the Sheriff’s Office North Annex Training Room. . Map to Annex. Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/vre-vbbm-ozq Join by phone(US) +1 301-969-4255 PIN: 980 925 889#”Read
Expo Tickets On Sale Now -- Coming September 17-18, 2022 Click Here for Expo Website
Tickets are on sale now at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo website. Click Here to go to ticketing and registration. Use the emailed credentials to test your login before the Expo weekend. The cost is a flat $10.00. We offer a free ticket to students and kids under 18 years of age, Click Here for Application.”Read
Heads up! The Utah Valley Swap Meet this year will be 9:00 am Saturday September 24, at the Spanish Fork North Park Pavilion, 1185 N 400 E. One of our few fund-raisers ever, entrance is $5 per person or $10 per family, plus $10 per table to display your wares.
Dave Becar KI6OSS plans hold an exam session at the swap meet just outside the pavilion, under the Laurel VEC. Watch for updates on FB and emails, as time progresses. This is a family event, and we’d love to see yours at the Swap Meet!”Read
“RadioActive 2022” – We are happy to announce that the 2022 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention hosted by the Shy-Wy ARC and Sweetwater County ARC is coming up on Oct 7th-9th 2022 in Cheyenne, WY!!! Click HERE for Convention Website
Early Bird Registration is now ’till 1 Sept 2022! Register HERE!! Sign up now for a Swap Meet Table”Read
Time: 7 PM
Location: Utah County Sheriff’s Office North Annex.
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
Here is the link to sign up for the Utah Emergency Communications Conference (formerly the Utah RACES/ARES Conference) which will be held on November 5th in Salt Lake City at the Multi-Agency State Office Building. 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-communications-conference-tickets-427475900927”Read