Emergency Radio

ARES, a part of the KCARC,  provides auxiliary communications as needed in times of emergency and during public events.

A.R.E.S.-Amateur Radio Emergency Services is a part of the ARRL that helps to train operators and provide operators during times of emergencies. In addition, local A.R.E.S. groups help to provide communications for walkathons, bike-a-thons, marathons and Special Olympics, just to name a few.  Most of the ARES for Kent County are also RACES members.

R.A.C.E.S.- stands for “Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service,” a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission.   This group provides communication between government agencies during times of a declared emergency.


KCARC repeaters are used to support the Kent County Office of Emergency Management during times of emergency and public events.

Also, a weekly net is held on the 146.970 repeater every Saturday morning at 0900 (9:00 AM EST ).

Meetings are held on the last Monday of every month at 1900 ( 7:00 PM) at the Kent County Emergency Operations Center. You do not have to be a member to attend these meetings.  If you would like to join or just want more information, you can come down to any meeting.



Join Us if you are interested in Public Service. Give your application to our Doug Covert, our Ecomm Manager.







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