Alabama ARES

Welcome to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) for the Alabama Section of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in the ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.  Please inquire at the local level for specific 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 Alabama ARES Net is held every Sunday. At 1530CT, we hold the HF Digital net on 7110khz (or 3570khz if 40m has poor propgation) using PSK-31 and then we switch to PSK205RC3 using FLDigi. We also use WINLINK2000, APRS, and DRATS. When Using WL2K, just connect to an RMS on HF and send WX4AL "at" WINLINK "dot" org a message any time during the day of the net. During the Net, we also use APRS (WX4AL-1) and D-Rats on the reflector. At 1600CT, the Alabama Emergency Net on phone is on 7243khz LSB (or 3965khz if 40m has poor propagation). After the HF Net, we continue the net on Alabama DStar Reflector058B. Come Join Us!

Alabama ARES Districts Change Effective July 2013. New District Map. See Forum Section Information!

Go to the Forums Section, Click on "Section Information"
then click "2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET)" topic.
We need all ARES Members to participate in this year's SET.



On this site, you can find in-depth information on  how to apply for membership in ARES, the training required to qualify for entry-level ARES membership as well as the requirements of training and experience required for other ARES positions. Please read the Introduction to Alabama ARES by clicking one of the buttons in the menu on the left of this page. Please do not self-deploy to a disaster site or incur expenses in preparation to deploy without going through the qualification process to get issued an ARES badge to get into disaster areas.

If you are already an established ARES member, welcome. We frequently update the information here as needed for the ARES community in Alabama to stay informed of the latest developments and communications from our Section Officers. You can find links to the required online training courses for ARES, various resources for ARES members, local and district organizational information and other information related to Alabama ARES.