Geauga County ARES®

Monthly Meetings

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

Meeting Information


Check out our calendar for meetings and other events.

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What We Do

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateur radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership, for volunteer duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

While we specialize in communications that do not rely on existing infrastructure, we can help in many other ways, including simply providing manpower when needed.

Geauga County ARES is available to assist the County during emergencies, drills, and other times of need. We also provide volunteer communications for events like bike rides, marathons and even the Great Geauga County Fair.

Because we are volunteers, we are not officially affiliated with law enforcement or other government agencies.  We are not first responders, and we do not self-deploy.  We are able to assist when requested. Volunteers do not need to be members of any club or the ARRL to participate.

How Can We Help?


Our volunteers participate in various public service events throughout the year, such as bike rides and running races, providing communications, safety and gear, and situational awareness to event staff.

Emergency Communications

Our trained volunteers are available to provide emergency communications to the community, as a backup for – or supplement to – established communications systems.

Weekly Training Net

Our nets take place every Monday – except the fourth Monday of the month – on the 146.94(-) repeater, which requires a PL tone of 110.9

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Questions, comments or concerns?