Loudon Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) –  WA4RES 

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. 

Loudoun ARES conducts a directed NET ever Saturday at 10:00am on the 147.300+ Bluemont repeater. For more information and to sign up as a NET control operator please click HERE.

For more information please visit http://www.arrl.org/ares