The Chehalis Valley
Amateur Radio Society
A 501(c)(3) Corporation

ARRL special service club

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

About Lewis County ARES

In section 97.1 of the Amateur Radio Services rules, the FCC describes the fundamental purpose of the Amateur Radio Service. The basis and purpose of the Amateur Radio Service includes these five principles:
  1. Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary, noncommercial communications service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications
  2. Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.
  3. Encouragement and improvement of the amateur radio service through the rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communications and technical phase of the art.
  4. Expansion of the existing revision with in the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians and electronics experts.
  5. Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance good will.
This is what the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) program is all about and what each ARES unit strives for in all its members.


Meetings are held at 7:00 PM (1900) on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Training Room on the 1st floor of the Lewis County Law and Justice Center, 345 W Main Street, Chehalis, Washington.

Weekly 2-meter Net

Sundays, at 1845 hours on the Baw Faw Repeater, 147.060 MHz, +600 kHz transmitter offset, 110.9 Hz CTCSS tone.


Name Call Sign Position Phone Number
Bill Harwell AC7SR EC/RO (360) 807-4704
Mike Payne AC7UP AEC (360) 785-3025
James Van Ornum AE7TF AEC (360) 557-6234


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