ARES is a program sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in the United States. ARES groups are composed of licensed amateur radio operators who volunteer their time and expertise to provide emergency communications during times of need. These groups often work in collaboration with local emergency services, such as law enforcement, fire departments, and other agencies, to establish and maintain communication capabilities during disasters, emergencies, and charity events.
The mission of DuPage County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) is to provide reliable and resilient emergency communications support to our local communities and partner agencies. Comprising dedicated and skilled amateur radio operators, our goal is to enhance public safety and community resilience by establishing a robust communication network during times of disaster, emergency, or charity event. Through ongoing training, collaboration with emergency services, and community outreach, DuPage County ARES strives to be a vital resource, contributing to the overall preparedness and well-being of our region
Emergency Coordinator: Thomas Sarlitto KD9JSA
Asst Emergency Coordinator: Bill Retzner W9LBR
Safety Officer: Keith Erwin KD9HZL
Communications Trailer: Thomas Sarlitto KD9JSA