Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is composed of certified Radio Amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
Every certified Radio Amateur, whether or not a member of RAC or any other local or regional organization, is eligible for membership in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). The only qualification is a sincere desire to serve. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable but not a requirement.
Any and all use of the RAC Amateur Emergency Service & Design trademark requires a call sign or permission from Radio Amateurs of Canada, Inc.
National Traffic System (NTS)
The NTS is the principal facility for medium to long range traffic. It is organized on the basis of daily operation, in consonance with the operating habits of the average Radio Amateur. In emergencies, NTS is geared to go into continuous operation in accordance with the needs and the extent of the particular emergency.
Please select the applicable Section Manager (province or territory) from the link at the bottom of the ARES information page.
Submit monthly Community Services Activity Report (ARES).
Please contact the webmaster to obtain access to post monthly reports (blog format) for your section.
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