This site is for members of Palm Beach District ARES® and RACES and other interested parties.

ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service®) is organized and established by the ARRL and local ARRL elected officials. ARES® has no limit on the amount of on the air training and practice it can have. ARES® focus is on Amateur (Ham) Radio, Emergency Management, Communications and Community Service. We are the Primary back up for Palm Beach County communications in the event of an emergency. ARES® staffs all shelters in Palm Beach County and provides interagency communications. ARES® members receive specialized training in emergency communications from both the ARRL and FEMA.

ARES® also performs, free of charge, communications for Public Service Events, such as: walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, parades and fund-raising events.

ARES® works hand in hand with FEMA, CERT, SKYWARN, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, HDCS, and others needing emergency communications.

Unless you are one of the few ARES® members who is also a trained EMT, we are not "First Responders". Rather ARES® members are frequently the "First Communicators" on the scene at an emergency. Once the trained First Responders have the situation under control, many ARES® members are trained to provide Damage Assessment. Then as the emergency is stablized we provide health, welfare and good of the community communications that frees up the First Responders more limited radio systems.

For more information on the ARES® program visit the ARRL ARES® website.

RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) is a FCC specificed service for use during periods of civil disturbance and is limited in how much on the air training and practice it can have. RACES is very rarely activated and when it is generally uses members of ARES to fulfill its limited needs.


GOLD COAST DISTRICT EMERGENCY COORDINATOR - JEFF BEALS, WA4AW
    WA4AW@ARRL.ORG


PALM BEACH COUNTY COORDINATOR - STEVE "SANDY" WOLF, WB2MBV
    WB2MBV@AOL.COM



 Palm Beach County ARES Map

 ARES Logo  PALM BEACH COUNTY - NORTH ARES®   
 

 Emergency Coordinator - Albert Moreshi II,
 AG4BV     ag4bv@jtrg.org

 

 Assistant Emergency Coordinator - Chris Anderson,
 KK4ENJ     cwa01@comcast.net

   ARES® Net - Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 pm -
 146.625 PL 110.9

 ARES Logo  PALM BEACH COUNTY - CENTRAL ARES®
 (Includes Western Communities)
 

 Emergency Coordinator - Steve "Sandy" Wolf,
 WB2MBV     stevewfd@aol.com

 

 Assistant Emergency Coordinator - Pat Johnson,
 KJ4AVE     phj0188@aol.com

 

 Assistant Emergency Coordinator EOA-1 - Ray Ruby,
 WX4PBC     wx4pbc@yahoo.com

 

 Training Officer - Rick Byrnes,
 KJ4ZHO    
r_byrnes@bellsouth.net

 

 Net Manager - Chris Hite,
 AC4FC     chris_hite@bellsouth.net

 

 ARES® Net - Wednesday Evening, 8:00 pm -
 146.670 PL 110.9

 ARES Logo  PALM BEACH COUNTY - SOUTH ARES® 
 

 Emergency Coordinator - Bob Vastola,
  KK4ATI     robertvastola@yahoo.com

 

 Assistant Emergency Coordinator  -
      

   ARES® Net - Monday Evening, 8:00 pm -
 147.225 PL 107.2


 

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