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.
Ohio Statewide Tornado drill Wed, March 24, 9:50am – 10:20am
SCARES Meeting Sun, March 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
NVIS antenna day Sat, April 24, 10am – 4pm
LAUREL VEC Testing Sun, April 25, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
SCARES Meeting Sun, April 25, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Scares CQ Fox Hunt Sat, May 8, 9am – 1pm
SCARES ARRL Field Day When Sat, June 26, 2pm – Sun, June 27, 2pm
July 4th Fireworks Display Sun, July 4, 2021, 10pm – 11pm
LAUREL VEC Testing Sun, July 25, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
SCARES Meeting Sun, July 25, 2021, 4:00pm – 5:30pm