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

August 25, 2018 Ohio QSO Party 12:00 and end at 24:00.

August 26, 2018 SCARES Meeting 16:00.

September 8, 2018 Ohio Parks on the Air 12:00 to 20:00. Setup 10:00 Lake Loramie.

September 22, 2018 District 3 EC/AEC meeting.

September 23, 2018 SCARES Meeting 16:00.

October 6, 2018 ARRL S.E.T. Drill 08:00 Sidney EMA.

October 28, 2018 SCARES Meeting 16:00. Also Testing 14:00 Sidney EMA.

October 31, 2018 Witchwatch Halloween support 18:00 - 19:30.

November 16, 2018 Sidney Winter Wonderland Parade 19:30. Meet at Holy Angels 18:00

December 15, 2018 SCARES Christmas party 18:00 – 21:00 Sidney EMA.

January 27, 2019 SCARES Meeting 16:00. Also Testing 14:00 Sidney EMA