What is Harford County ARES?
We are a group of volunteer Amateur Radio operators in Harford County, available to assist non-profit and public agencies with emergency, backup, and supplemental communications. We participate in public events such as Walk MS, Bikers For Babies and more, in addition to scheduled training exercises. Any licensed Amateur Radio operator in Harford County is welcome to join!
From the ARRL website:
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, 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. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.