Loudon Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)

We are proud to be Loudoun County’s ARES group and are always looking for FCC licensed adults interested in serving their community. Contact Us to get more information or enter your email address below to subscribe to our newsletter

When communication is needed most. Whether a hurricane, tornado, flooding or other natural disasters licensed radio operators are there to help.

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.