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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. 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 an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

Our group is dedicated to serving our community by providing a valuable service. Our members enjoy all the perks of our group. ARES has been widely-recognized as providing community service of emergency communications and other communnity service events where communications are needed.

Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community. We welcome you with open arms. Please inquire today about how you can become a part of our growing membership.

ARES members work with the United States Weather Service’s SKYWARN™ program and CERT, the Community Emergency Response Team.

The Emergency Coordinator for Cobb County is Ed Humphries, N5RCK .  Ed may be reached at by email at ed@humphries.com

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