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:
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
Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.
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.
Expansion of the existing revision with in the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians and electronics experts.
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.
Covid-19 Update: We will use ZOOM meetings until it is safe to meet in person.
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.