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

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Upcoming Events

Friday, February 14 - The OSU 24th Severe Weather Symposium

Sunday, February 23, 4:00pm – 5:30pm SCARES Meeting

Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 Daylight savings begins

Sat, March 14, 1:30pm – 5:00pm Advanced Spotter Training Class

Sun, March 22, 4:00pm – 5:30pm SCARES Meeting

Wed, March 25, 9:50am – 10:20am NWS Ohio Statewide tornado drill

Fri, April 3, 11:30am – 3:00pm LEPC Exercise

Mon, April 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Miami/Shelby County OH Spotter Training

Sat, April 25, 10am – 4pm NVIS antenna day

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