We provide public service communications support, on a voluntary basis, to Public Safety, Public Health and other community organizations. Our commitment is to be a ready resource of trained communicators for these organizations and to serve when and where needed.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed radio amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of a valid amateur radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur radio service, only FCC licensed amateur radio operators are eligible for membership.
DeKalb ARES is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and operates primarily within the jurisdiction of DeKalb County, GA We utilize the radio repeater facilities of the Alford Memorial Radio Club for our weekly training net, on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. local time on 145.45 (-) MHz.
Our members train in emergency preparedness techniques via the nationally recognized ARRL and FEMA courses. Many of our members are considered "deployable" to serve away from our home base in times of need.
DeKalb ARES members come from all segments of the community from students, professionals and retirees. We welcome all members to participate to the extent they can to support our served agencies.
We meet on the 1st Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the DeKalb Fire/Rescue Headquarters building, located at 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084 You are cordially invited to attend join us to learn, first-hand, about DeKalb ARES. Please check our Events Calendar (above) for specifics about the next meeting.