Welcome Stanislaus County ARES

The Stanislaus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is composed of FCC licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their capabilities and equipment for public service communications duty under Federal regulations, Amateur Radio public service communications are furnished without any compensation of any kind. ARES® personnel are prepared to respond during emergencies by a continual training program, and by maintaining their radio equipment and other response items in excellent condition. The team consists only of those who want to help, and who are dedicated to staying prepared to render radio-communications assistance during emergency conditions.

ARES® operates under the authority of the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the Stanislaus County Assistant Director for OES. ARES® is organized under the auspices of the American Radio Relay League, the San Joaquin Valley Section Manager, and the San Joaquin Valley Section District Emergency Coordinator.

Operational control is under the county OES.


Status: Normal

Situation normal. No activation at this time


Welcome to the Stanislaus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

December 2019

ARES Meeting

Saturday December 14, 2019 10 AM – 12PM

Brad KO6KL will be doing a presentation on using SSTV for ham events at the meeting.  Please take a look at the attached information and try to have the free apps downloaded on your phones before the meeting.

January 2020

  • ARES Meeting
    • Saturday January 4, 2020 10 AM – 12 PM
      • Unproto/APRS,  Winlink Review – Review prior training of digital modes,  APRS, Unproto Packet and Winlink Email systems.

February 2020

  • ARES Meeting
    • Saturday February 1, 2020 10 AM – 12PM
      • Digital Voice Training – DStar Training,  Linking to DMR

March 2020

  • ARES Meeting
    • Saturday March 7, 2020 10 AM – 12 PM
      • Digital Voice Training – DMR Training Linking to DStar

April 2020

  • Saturday April 4, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Digital S.E.T. – Simulated Emergency Field test,  utilize learned skills using DMR Voice, APRS messaging, Winlink, AZZ Packet.

May 2020

  • Saturday May 2, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Mesh Network Training – Introduction to Mesh Network

June 2020

  • Saturday June 6, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Mesh Network Build – Building Portable Mesh Go Boxes to use on the ARES Network.
  • Field Day – Black Springs Road, Calaveras County June 27 & 28

July 2020

  • Saturday July 11, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Mesh Network Field Test – Field deployment to test and utilize mesh network.

August 2020

  • Saturday August 1, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Radio Programming – Utilizing computer programs and programming on the fly with no computer.

September 2020

  • Saturday September 5, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Digital S.E.T. – Field Simulated Emergency Test use and discover learned digital modes in a field atmosphere.

October 2020

  • Saturday October 3, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • ARES Annual Meeting – Annual ARES Meeting,  Updates,  Training, Paperwork and Processes.
  • Pacificon hamfest – San Ramon, Ca – 23th thru 25th

November 2020

  • Saturday November 7, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Digital Skills Recap – Review digital skills that need further focus.

December 2020

  • Saturday December 5, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Building a Go Box – Building go boxes for portable radio use.

When all else fails…Amateur Radio.