Adams-Arapahoe County ARES ALERT STATUS: Normal (Alert 0) Monthly Meeting -- Next membership meeting planned for Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 19:00 hours.-- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

ACARES is Adams-Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Services

We are one of the largest and fastest growing ARES groups in the state of Colorado. We are proud of the service we provide and are always looking for good people and new opportunities to serve our community. To see our upcoming events view our Calendar.

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (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, are eligible for membership in ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license and a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur radio service, only licensed amateur radio operators (Technician Class or higher) are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. Although this is the serious side of the hobby, our members enjoy the work we do for our served agencies. To join, just complete these the forms in the ACARES Membership Packet.

The membership packet can be downloaded by clicking here: ACARES Membership Packet . In the packet are instructions on how to fill out the forms and where to mail them for processing.

Our Mission

Adams-Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public service organization, consisting of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment to provide communications needs in times of emergency and for public service events. Adams-Arapahoe County ARES is dedicated to serving Adams and Arapahoe counties and the communities within by working hand in hand with local and state governments, agencies we have signed Memorandum of Understandings, and other organizations as requested.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a program of the ARRL, offers to its partners at all levels, trained Amateur Radio Service licensees who are skilled in the use of a wide range of emergency and disaster communications techniques and who are committed to supporting our partners’ missions in service to the public.


Arapahoe County Fair

It's Fair time again! The Arapahoe County Fair is our biggest event of the year and gives us a chance to shine for Arapahoe County and a chance for us to play radio! The fair is Thursday, July 25, through Sunday, July 28. Our needs this year include folks on Mountain Bikes, 2 to 3 person walking patrols, Net Controls onsite and Safety Net Controls as well as Public Safety Dispatchers. We are looking for folks who can spend time with us and ask that you follow the link below to sign up. For more information on the fair or signing up please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 

2024 Arapahoe County Fair Signup


Sun Jul 14 0930 - 1000
Adams-Arapahoe County ARES Weekly Net
Sat Jul 20 0800 - 1700
Amateur Radio Technician Class
Sun Jul 21 0930 - 1000
Adams-Arapahoe County ARES Weekly Net
Thu Jul 25 1600 - 2200
Arapahoe County Fair
Fri Jul 26 1600 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair
Sat Jul 27 1100 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair
Sun Jul 28 0930 - 1000
Adams-Arapahoe County ARES Weekly Net
Sun Jul 28 1100 - 0000
Arapahoe County Fair

146.670 Live Audio Feed

The 146.6700 Live Feed. The link is here. Contact EC at Adams-Arapahoe County ARES if you find it offline or have any questions or comments.