Welcome to the Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) webpage. The Marion County ARES Team is a group of amateur radio operators who voluntarily provide communications services to our local community during emergencies and in the time of need. To facilitate doing that efficiently we also participate in local events and public service projects which provide training and communications experience for our volunteers.
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It contains upcoming events, ARES information, sometimes a short commentary and a weather briefing with information from the NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook text product.
You can find it in the web documents section here or in the #notifications channel in Slack.
Click here to learn more about how to become a licensed Amateur Radio Operator. Amateur Radio, or 'Ham' radio as it is often called, isn't just a hobby, it is whatever you want: Fun, social, challenge, and more.