Our mission is to provide backup radio communications, staffed by licensed professional amateur radio operators, to served agencies and community organizations within Comanche County.
Our vision is to continually evolve into highly skilled amateur radio operators who provide multi-mode communications during community events, emergencies, and disasters for served agencies, community organizations, and the public.
ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership.
ARES volunteers also serve our neighbors by providing free communications at planned events such as air shows, parades, and other events, a win-win situation. Experienced and new operators refresh and polish their emergency-response skills by helping at public events and the public benefits through the service directly provided.
If you need to speak to someone, please contact the Emergency Coordinator at N7DOD@arrl.net or (580) 280-1006 for more information.