Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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ares-dMany members of the Fort Wayne Radio Club participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES), which 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 to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio service, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

At the local (county) level, ARES is led by emergency coodinators, who are appointed by the ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator. As of January, 2011, the Allen County emergency coordinator is Jim Moehring, KB9WWM. He can be reached via email at

To join Allen County ARES, download this form, print it out, complete it and mail it to Jim at

Jim Moehring, KB9WWM
2039 Skyhawk Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

If you are an Indiana resident who does not live in Allen County, contact the Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator for more information.

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