Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services


Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.®) is an organization comprised of approximately 40 licensed amateur radio operators. The members of this organization volunteer their time and equipment for use during emergency and non-emergency communications situations.


Shelby County A.R.E.S.® supports agencies in or around Shelby County in need of assistance with emergency communications, including the Shelby County EMA, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Shelby County Health Department, Shelby County Sheriff, Sidney Police, and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.


Our organization is a 501 c 3, Non-Profit organization recognized by the Federal Government. We rely on fundraisers, and donations, to support our needs for radio equipment, and maintenance, of both of our amateur repeaters, and our mobile communications vehicles SCARES I and II.



Amateur radio repeater call signs K8ZUK, 146.835 (-), Tone 156.7Hz and KE8BCY, 443.200 (+), Tone 156.7Hz.


Shelby County Ohio ARES®: Welcome Packet



Upcoming Events

Ohio S.E.T. Simulated Emergency Test When Sat, October 5, 8:30am – 11am

Testing Sun, October 27, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Shelby Co. EMA Building

SCARES Meeting Sun, October 27, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Shelby Co. EMA Building

Witchwatch Halloween support Thu, October 31, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Thursday November 28, 2019 HAPPY THANKS GIVING !

Sidney Winter Wonderland Parade Sat, December 7, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

SCARES Christmas Party Sat, December 14, 6pm – 9pm

Wednesday December 25 2019 MERRY CHRISTMAS !