About Us

Butte County ARES


We Provide Communications Solutions

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, 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 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.

Weekly Net

Monday 2000 (PST)
W6SCR Repeater
145.290 -0.6 PL 110.9

Monthly Meeting

Third Tuesday 1900 (PST)
Veteran’s Memorial Hall
554 Rio Lindo Ave


What We Do

Training – We conduct regular training sessions. This allows us to make sure our skills and equipment are kept in a ‘deployable’ condition. Our training sessions include working with other organizations and agencies.

Support – We work with local communities helping them implement a localized communications solution that can be used in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Communication – We provide communication links for emergency and disaster relief services when standard networks have failed or been removed from service. 

Events – We help out with local events, such as bike rides and fun runs, by providing communications throughout the event.

We’re always looking for new members

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