Welcome to ARES


 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

The 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 RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE & DESIGN trade-mark requires a call sign or permission from Radio Amateurs of Canada Incorporated."

National Traffic System

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 contact form above under the ARES  menu.


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