Next meeting: September 10, 2016 at DeKalb Fire Rescue HQ.

Please Update Your Profile

Every ARES member has a profile in the GA ARES database. It is important that the information in it is current. Especially the information about how to contact you and what capabilities you have

Please take a moment an go to the Georgia ARES Database and update your information.

Your callsign is your login id. If you have forgotten your password (or never new it), please contact your Emergency Coordinator for help logging in.

There is a check-box at the top of the member information screen that say "check for advanced view". Please check this. This will allow you to update your contact info & your equipment. Your information will be considered incomplete if there is not at least one way to contact you listed. It would be most helpful if you would list a cell phone and an email address both.

Our Mission

We provide public service communications support, on a voluntary basis, to Public Safety, Public Health and other community organizations. Our commitment is to be a ready resource of trained communicators for these organizations and to serve when and where needed.

What is DeKalb ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed radio 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, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of a valid amateur radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur radio service, only FCC licensed amateur radio operators are eligible for membership.

DeKalb ARES is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and operates primarily within the jurisdiction of DeKalb County, GA We utilize the radio repeater facilities of the Alford Memorial Radio Club for our weekly training net, on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. local time on 145.45 (-) MHz.

Our members train in emergency preparedness techniques via the nationally recognized ARRL and FEMA courses. Many of our members are considered "deployable" to serve away from our home base in times of need.

DeKalb ARES members come from all segments of the community from students, professionals and retirees. We welcome all members to participate to the extent they can to support our served agencies.

Contact and Meeting Information

We normally meet at the DeKalb Fire/Rescue Headquarters building, located at 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084 You are cordially invited to attend join us to learn, first-hand, about DeKalb ARES. Please check our Events Calendar for specifics about the next meeting.

(678) 427-2790
Postal address
P.O. Box 88038
Atlanta, GA 30056-8038
Electronic mail
General Information: ec at dekalbares dot org