Butte County California 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 is eligible for membership in the ARES.
The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
The Butte County ARES Emergency Coordinator is James Bennett, W6JSB. If you are interested in joining Butte County ARES call James at (530) 894-8544 or use the Join ARES link on the left to complete an online form for submission.