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

May 18, 2018 Dayton Hamvention support Scares 1 & 2 7:00 - Close.

May 19, 2018 Dayton Hamvention support Scares 1 & 2 7:00 - Close.

May 20, 2018 Dayton Hamvention support Scares 1 & 2 8:00 - Close.

June 23, 2018 ARRL Field Day Sidney EMA start at 14:00 for 24 hrs.

June 24, 2018 ARRL Field Day operation ending at 14:00 and clean up.

July 4, 2018 Sidney High School Fireworks 22:00.

July 22, 2018 SCARES Meeting 16:00. Also Testing 14:00 Sidney EMA.

August 3, 2018 Shelby Co. Relay For Life 17:00 - Shelby Co Fairgrounds.

August 4, 2018 Shelby Co. Relay For Life to 12:00 and clean up.

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

August 26, 2018 SCARES Meeting 16:00.