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 ARES VHF Simplex Contest Sat, January 9, 2021, 10am – 4pm

Laurel Amateur Radio Testing Sun, January 24, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Registration required by contacting Nick Sabo KC8CFI via email nsabo@bright.net or leave message 567-356-7094. Sat, November 14, 9am – 12pm Shelby Co. EMA Building

SCARES Meeting Sun, January 24, 2021, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Winter Field Day Sat, January 30, 2021, 2pm – Sun, January 31, 2021, 2pm

SCARES Meeting Sun, February 28, 2021, 4:00pm – 5:30pm