Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) 

     Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)


Chelan and Douglas Counties have a combined ARES/RACES group. ARES consist of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.  RACES is a radio communications service, conducted by volunteer licensed amateurs, designed to provide emergency communications to local or state civil preparedness agencies.   RACES is activated by the Chelan County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management division.

To join you must:

1. Apply to be an emergency worker, Click HERE for the form.

2. Submit also an ARES/RACES application.  Click HERE for the form.

Those who are Amateur Radio operators, and belong to, or wish to belong to the Chelan-Douglas ARES/RACES group are invited to our initial meeting.  We will be discussing all the details of starting up the group, including the radio net times, regularity of meetings, etc. Who can help by being Assistant Emergency Coordinators...


Sept 14

10am (approx.-directly after the Apple City ARC meeting)

Entiat City Park South Shelter by the boat ramp


The ACARC meeting is also a picnic.  Come and enjoy the day!  Bring food to share!


If you are able to attend, please let me know!  If you don't know till the last minute, that is okay too!

For more information contact:

      Laura Kozma  

        ARES Emergency Coordinator & RACES Officer                               Chelan and Douglas Counties

        (509) 860-6777



On June 1st,  some ACARC members joined together with a group sponsoring a motorcycle rally out of Cashmere.  It was almost an all day affair and called upon our members to use some special skills to support the rally and to ensure good communications to keep track of the riders and to ensure the rider's safety.  

Click HERE to read about the interesting background, events, and outcome; 

an article crafted by Jim Wonn K7MQV.