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 QSO Party Sat, August 22, 12:00pm – 11:30pm

SCARES Meeting Sun, August 23, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

CANCELLED LEPC Exercise Fri, September 11, 11:30am – 3:00pm 234 W Court St, Sidney, OH 45365, USA (map)

OSPOTA Ohio State Parks On The Air Sat, September 12, 11am – 4pm Lake loramie

SCARES Meeting Sun, September 27, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

ARRL S.E.T. Drill (Simulated Emergency Test) Sat, October 3, 8am – 12pm

SCARES Meeting Sun, October 25, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Shelby County Emergency Management, 800 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365, USA (map)

Laurel Amateur Radio Testing 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

Sidney Winter Wonderland Parade Sat, December 5, 2020, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

SCARES Christmas Party Sat, December 19, 2020, 6pm – 9pm