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 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