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

COVID-19 Public Health Advisory



Upcoming Events

Ohio State Parks On The Air Sat, September 11, 2021, 10am – 6pm Lake loramie

SCARES Meeting Sun, September 26, 2021, 4:00pm – 5:30pm EMA Building

Ohio State Parks On The Air - Sat, September 11, 10am – 6pm - Lake loramie,

SCARES Meeting - Sun, September 26, 4:00pm – 5:30pm - Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

Shelby Co LEPC exercise - Fri, October 1, 12pm – 4pm

ARRL S.E.T. Drill - Sat, October 2, 8am – 12pm - Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

Testing - Sun, October 24, 2:00pm – 3:30pm - Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

SCARES Meeting - Sun, October 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm - Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

Sidney Winter Wonderland Parade - Sat, December 4, 2021, 6pm – 9pm

SCARES Christmas Party - Sat, December 18, 2021, 6pm – 9pm - Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365