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

June 19 & 26, 2021 WOBA - Shelby Co. Fair Grounds / EMA Building

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

Shelby Co. Relay For Life Fri, August 6, 6pm – Sat, August 7, 12pm

SCARES Meeting Sun, August 22, 4:00pm – 5:30pm EMA Building

Ohio QSO Party Sat, August 28, 12:00pm – 11:30pm

Ohio State Parks On The Air Sat, September 11, 2021, 10am – 6pm Lake loramie

SCARES Meeting Sun, September 26, 2021, 4:00pm – 5:30pm EMA Building