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.


ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal

“ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL’s by filing opposition comments of their own. The FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) MD Docket 20-270 appeared in the October 15 edition of The Federal Register and sets deadlines of November 16 to comment and November 30 to post reply comments, which are comments on comments already filed. ARRL has prepared a Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC which includes tips for preparing comments and step-by-step filing instructions….”

Note: Please use ARRL’s Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC (PDF version or web version) to help you prepare and submit your written comments to the FCC.

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 Saturday February 13, 2021

ARES Meeting Date and Agenda

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
    • This meeting will be conducted over ZOOM due to the current health restrictions.  The meeting link will be sent out to ARES members via e-mail.  This month’s meeting will consist of officer’s reports, general information and a presentation by Richard W6ABJ of Merced ARES on VARA FM.  If you have any questions please contact Lucian KF6NPG at .

January 2021

  • Saturday January 2, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

February 2021

  • Saturday February 6, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Agenda TBA
  • Ham Testing – Saturday February 13, 2020

March 2021

  • Saturday March 6, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

April 2021

  • Saturday April 3, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

May 2021

  • Saturday May 1, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

June 2021

  • Saturday June 5, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

July 2021

  • Saturday July 10, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

August 2021

  • Saturday August 7, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

September 2021

  • Saturday September 4, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

October 2021

  • Saturday October 2, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

November 2021

  • Saturday November 6, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

December 2021

  • Saturday December 4, 2020 10AM – 12PM
  • Agenda TBA

When all else fails…Amateur Radio.