Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

The purpose of our Mission is to move forward in providing Aid to folks who need help because of fire, flood, tornado or other disaster. We are volunteers who help to educate others with a heart to give aid to those in need. — SK KC5YGG Bobbi Goodson

We Want You!!! — Join ARES Today!

To get involved with ARES, you simply need to fill out the application. You can start this process by clicking this link. You’ll need to select your county on the map, (hopefully Cleveland), select the VOLUNTEER position, enter some contact information, and don’t stress over the Comments section. This is not a contest, and there is no wagering. ARES membership is available to amateur radio operators of any license class. No experience is necessary. Join today, while you’re here, and then start your online training, as you have time, as shown below.

National Weather Service 2018 Training Schedule

Each year the National Weather Service creates a severe weather training program that is a ‘must have’ for amateurs doing weather service. Their online schedule is almost complete, Rick Smith says they’ll be adding 3 more sessions soon… But, take a look here and you’ll find the 2018 training schedule.

FEMA Training

One of the requirements of being an ARES member is to continue to attend a number of online training sessions. FEMA offers a number of these on-line, and they can be accessed at the FEMA Indepedent Study website.

ARRL Communications Training

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has a number of training classes, and the one that is required for ARES work can be found on the ARRL Online Communications Class website.

ARES Documents

ARES Oklahoma

More information is available about Oklahoma ARES is available at