About ARES

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.

ARES Membership Requirements

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.

How to Get Involved in ARES

Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to your local Emergency Coordinator.


Come to the Meeting

We meet at the Walton County EOC on the 3rd Tuesday every month at 7 pm. Located at 75 S Davis Ln. DeFuniak Springs, Fl. 32435

Upcoming Events
  • Laurel-VEC Test Session May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 * FREE * Laurel-VEC test session on the 1st Tuesday monthly at 6pm at The Life Enrichment Senior Center. 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32435. Walk-ins welcome. Please, bring a photo ID. If you will be taking your 1st exam please register for your FRN at www.fcc.gov/uls.  Contact Rodney Ryals KJ4JAH 850-892-2562.
  • Club Meeting May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 312 College Ave. Defuniak Springs, FL. The Walton County Amateur Radio Club's Monthly meeting is held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. The location is - The Life Enrichment Senior Center 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32435.
  • ARES Meeting May 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 75 S Davis Ln, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32459 Walton County ARES meeting begins at 7pm local time at the Walton County EOC, aka "The Bunker". All Hams interested in participating are encouraged and welcome to attend. For info or directions contact John - W4CJB by email at w4cjb@arrl.net
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