is part of the Amateur
Radio Relay League
(ARRL) field organization. It is composed of licensed amateur
operators who have registered their
equipment and capabilities to volunteer for public service and
emergency communications. You
do not need to be a member of the ARRL to be a member of ARES. |
is a volunteer radio communications service organized to provide
reliable primary or secondary communications links for government
agencies and non-profit organizations during emergencies or public
The mission of the
Emergency Service of Champaign County is to provide public service and
emergency communications services for such agencies in Champaign County.
service/emergency communication is one
of the foundations of amateur radio, and can be both fun and fulfilling.
ARES of Champaign County is incorporated as a 501c3
organization in the
State of Illinois. Our "club" call sign is WA9RES.
call sign is used by our net control stations in both emergency and
public service events.
Next Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 5 7:00
Illinois Fire Service Institute
Gerty Drive, Champaign
for NIMS training requirements!
CCARES FEMA Course Completions
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