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A primary responsibility of the Amateur Radio Service, as established by Part 97 of the Federal Communications Commission's regulations, is the performance of public service communications for the general public, particularly in times of emergency when normal communications are not available.

To that end, the Georgia Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service members, under the oversight of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), will equip themselves and train to provide communications as a direct service to the general public through government and relief agencies located in Georgia, local government jurisdictions, the State of Georgia, and Federal Agencies when requested by those agencies.

Our Charter

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES ®) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment 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 for membership in the ARES.

The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve.

Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership.

"The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership." — ARES Manual

Additional information about ARES ® can be found at the ARRL.

Georgia ARES 2022 Officers

Georgia Section Manager — David Benoist, AG4ZR

Georgia Section Emergency Coordinator — Lee Stone, KT4LS

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The Amateur Radio Emergency Service

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES ®) is a program of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). ARES ® and Amateur Radio Emergency Service are registered service marks of the ARRL.

The ARES ® logo used by Georgia ARES is used by permission.

All ARES ® records, membership rosters and other data pertaining to the ARES ® program, wherever located, are the property of the ARRL.