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

CANCELED Testing Sun, April 26, 2:00pm – 3:30pm SCARES Meeting 4 - 5:30 PM

Sunday April 26 - SCARES Net 146.835 at 7 PM and Net mtg on 443.200 at 7:20 PM

CANCELED Hamvention Friday, May 15, thru Sunday May 17, 2020

CANCELED SCARES Meeting Sun, May 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Shelby Co. EMA, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

SCARES VE Testing, Saturday May 30, 2020. 0900 - 1200, Shelby Co. EMA Building, 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365SCARES ARRL Field Day Sat, June 27, 2pm – Sun, June 28, 2pm Shelby Co. EMA, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

SCARES ARRL Field Day Sat, June 27, 2pm – Sun, June 28, 2pm Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

July 4th Fireworks Display Sat, July 4, 10pm – 11pm Sidney Middle School, 980 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

Testing - Sun, July 26, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Shelby County EMA, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365

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

Shelby Co. Relay For Life - Fri, August 7, 2020, 6pm Thru Sat, August 8, 2020, 12pm Shelby County EMA, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365