Forgot Password? Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Kent County RACES
For non-governmental employees and others without access to classroom instruction, these courses are available as on-line independent-study courses that are free of charge at the links above. A secondary reason for requiring these courses is that grant money from various government organizations requires certification of all emergency participants, including volunteers. Obviously, amateur radio is at the core of what we do, but in order to officially participate with Yavapai County, all members must have a common understanding of the ICS. The baseline courses are defined above. We have added either the KYHam or the ARRL EC course so that everyone has the fundamental knowledge of how amateur radio operates as part of emergency communications.
ARES RACES FAQ
We are proud of the service we provide and are always looking for good people and new opportunities to serve our community. To see our upcoming events view our Calendar. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
Forgot Password? ARES is activated before, during and after an emergency. Generally, ARES handles all emergency messages, including those between government emergency management officials. RACES, on the other hand, almost never starts before an emergency and is active only during the emergency and during the immediate aftermath if government emergency management offices need communications support. RACES is normally shut down shortly after the emergency has cleared.