The information on this page is applicable only for “Active” ARES® AROs in these Georgia and South Carolina counties: Burke, Columbia, Glasscock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes and neighboring counties in the CSRA of South Carolina.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (or just ARES®) is a corps of trained amateur radio operator volunteers organized to assist in times when there is need for emergency communications.
Being an ARES® member in the 21st century requires passing a “basic skills test” and also participation. The test may be found here.
(1) There are two levels of ARES® membership in the Georgia State Amateur Radio Emergency Service® – Level 1 Operator and Level 2 Operator.