- Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. We will have a discussion about portable HF operations led by Bob K8MD. We will also again discuss the new ARES Connect database and what it means to you. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you visit the ARES Connect website by clicking here to configure your account. Please use your call sign as your username. If it tells you that you already have an account, simply use the “forgot password” option on the login screen to get in. The meeting will be held at the Cuyahoga County Library Independence Branch 6361 Selig Drive.
Cuyahoga County ARES holds meetings every month of the year with the exception of November and December. Meetings are held at one of the local branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. While we make every attempt to hold meetings at the Independence branch, this is subject to change depending on meeting room availability. Check the Event Calendar page for details.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) 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.
Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. In Cuyahoga County, some training is required to participate fully in ARES. Please check the Training Page for more information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
The federal government grants amateur radio operators permission to use parts of the radio spectrum with the understanding that we share our expertise with the community and assist in times of emergency. This is never more evident as in natural events such as hurricanes and tornadoes, and man made terrors like the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the Boston Marathon. These events have changed the way we interface with service agencies greatly. ARES fills in the gap that occurs when standard plans fail.
Cuyahoga County ARES primarily serves the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and the City of Cleveland. ARES volunteers also provide communications support for numerous other events all over the Greater Cleveland Area each year. Some of these events include:
- 2013 National Senior Games
- 2014 Gay Games
- 2016 Republican National Convention
- Bellefaire Biathlon
- Bike for Beck
- Burke Lakefront Airport Disaster Drill
- Cleveland Hopkins Airport Disaster Drill
- Cleveland Marathon
- Cleveland Triathlon
- Diabetes Walk
- MCPC Fundo
- MS150 Buckeye Breakaway (formerly Pedal to the Point)
- National Disaster Medical System drills
- Pan Ohio Hope Ride
- Ride for Miles
- Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
- Tour De Cure
- and many more
There are plenty of events each year that require many volunteers. Please get involved! We are ALWAYS in need of good communicators to help us. Please fill out an ARES application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online!
Cuyahoga County ARES Leadership
|Emergency Coordinator||Mat Nickoson||KC8NZJemail@example.com|
|Assistant Emergency Coordinator – Operations||Carl Gedeon||KB8VXE|
|Assistant Emergency Coordinator – Administration||Doug Braun||KB8TGT|
|Assistant Emergency Coordinator – HF Team Leader||Bob Mueller||K8MD|
|Assistant Emergency Coordinator||Tom Cramer||N8AGM|