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

Stanislaus County – Health Services Agency ( COVID-19) information


Welcome to the Stanislaus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

Ham Testing Scheduled for February 13, 2021

ARES Meeting Date and Agenda

October 2020

  • Saturday October 3, 2020 10AM – 12PM

The ARRL has designated October 3 and 4, 2020 as the dates for this year’s SET (Simulated Emergency Test).  Stan ARES will be planning for a SET on Saturday October 3, 2020 (our regularly scheduled ARES meeting).

We will be asking that everyone to NOT operate from home.  You can still stay in your local area, but we ask that you go to a park or other location to operate.  This will be in the true spirit of an emergency test.  This will  give everyone a chance to actually set up your portable station and use some type of emergency power (battery or generator) to operate. 

You can work alone or in a team.  I will leave that up to members to arrange teams if they so choose.  If there is someone who is new to our group and needs assistance in joining a team please let me know and I can assist. You will need to set up a voice and a packet/winlink capable station.  Even those who do not have a sound card or tnc setup can participate in winlink.  You will need a hot spot to connect your computer to the internet to use winlink telnet to send and receive messages.

Our goals will be to establish voice communication, unproto packet if you have it, and sending and receiving winlink messages.   

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.