Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service


Site Survey for this weeks Exercise

The Site Survey forms comes in a variety of forms. Click one of the links below to access the one you need.                        Online Version                            Offline Version (PDF)                

PDA version of the AUXFOG

The Department of Homeland Security has released a PDA sized version of their Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) in PDF format. To download this version click here
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The next ACARES training meeting is Thursday, June 12, at 7pm at the Cherry Chreek ESC building on the Southeast corner of E. Union Avenue and S. Yousemite Street. The address is 4700 South Yosemite Street Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Click here for a Google Map of the location.   Old Website Severe Weather Information o Nexrad Radar o Weather Underground  Radar o Summer Weather XLS o Winter Weather XLS New Member Application Site Survey Form Weekly Net Times &      Frequency o Net Script o Meeting Minutes Repeaters we use o Aurora Repeater  Association o Denver Radio League o RMHAM o Live Repeater Feeds Skywarn o NWS Basic Spotters’  Field Guide o NWS Weather Spotter  Guide Public Affairs o Events Calendar o Photo Galleries o Field Day 2013 o Arapahoe County Fair 2013 o Strasburg Hometown Days Resources o Forms ACARES ICS/NIMS o License Testing External Links o Colorado ARES o ICS Resource Center o NIMS Resource Center o ARRL Public Service  Communications  Manual o  Training o ARRL EMCOMM Online Training o CoTrain o FEMA Independant  Study Program o FEMA ISP Courses Privacy Statement Sitemap     
Next Meeting Thurs, May 8

Interested in joining?

Are you interested in joining the best and fastest growing ARES district in Colorado? If so, contact Randy Counell, N0OEM our Emergency Coordinator.


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 radio service, only amateur radio operators are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. Although this is the serious side of the hobby, our members enjoy the work we do for our served agencies. To join, just complete these forms and mail them to the address on the membership application under "forms."

Ham Radio Classes

For those interested in becoming a Ham Radio operator, several clubs in the area periodically hold regular classes. These include: Denver Radio Club Arapahoe County ARES A schedule of Ham Radio Examinations can be viewed at the ARRL's Web page at:


The Official ACARES shirts are available to purchase by members.  The preferred color is Royal Blue and has the multi-color ACARES logo embroidered. These sharp looking shirts are locally made and take about 2 weeks for delivery. You may order yours at Monograms To Go, Inc., 364 S Chambers Road, Aurora CO (the northeast corner of East Alameda Avenue and South Chambers Road). Click here for a map.

New Year, same committment!

In the last year we’ve had many changes, we are now a 501c3 entity (thanks to N0POH, KC0YYF, and others), we have a new name, a new logo, and a new website just to name a few. What hasn’t changed is our committment to our served agencies and the community in general. Oh yeah, we have a new website too! Please take a look around and feel free to provide any comments or suggestions via our Contact page or via e-mail to our Webmaster.