Emergency Communications

ARES - Loudoun County - Official Site

Emergency Communications


When communication is needed most.

Whether a hurricane, tornado, derecho, flooding or other natural disasters licensed radio operators are there to help.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of Amateur Radio licensees 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. The local ARES Emergency Coordinator can provide specifics. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership.




Loudoun County, Virginia


ec AT ldnares.org

All of the Puerto Rican operators reported that there was an island-wide power and communications blackout. It was reported that Amateur Radio seemed to be the only communications that were operational, and that was somewhat limited as many 2-meter repeater systems were still not operational. There is no operational public water system and many local roads are impassable although some major roads have been cleared.
— SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH
Damage to cell towers and fiber-optic phone and computer lines has left officials using amateur ham radio operators to communicate with area hospitals.
— Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman, - October 11, 2017


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