ARES is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service organized by the ARRL. ARES members are licensed amateur radio operators that volunteer their time and equipment to help when normal communications fail or become inadequate. Any amateur radio operator can participate in ARES and ARRL membership is not required. ARES is organized at the county level and each county with an active ARES organization has an appointed Emergency Coordinator. Contact information for our Emergency Coordinators can be found on this website. If you don't see a listing for your county, contact your District Emergency Coordinator. You can find your district on the District Info page and find the contact information on the Senior Leadership page.

Read more: ARRL STX ARES Info

Nick Toparcean, AE5VV, appointed as new EC for Tyler County

Please welcome Nick to the vacant position as EC for Tyler County.  Thanks to Nick for taking on this important role in the northern reaches of South Texas.

Kirk Mahaney, N5WKM, appointed as EC for Jefferson County

Kirk Mahaney, N5WKM, has accepted the position as Emergency Coordinator for Jefferson County in District 9.  Please welcome Kirk as he takes on this role.

Ruth Lewis, KE5MHJ appointed EC for Bexar COunty

Ruth Lewis, KE5MHU, has accepted the position as EC for Bexar County, replacing Erik Rabe, KD5YZU.  We wish Erik the best of luck, and welcome Ruth on board as the new EC.

Tom Whiteside, N5TW, appointed as ASEC - Operations

Tom Whiteside, our out-going Section Emergency Coordinator has been appointed as the Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator - Operations.  He will be responsible for continuing to build our capabailities across the various Counties and Districts to respond to bigger events than one county.  This will include leading the Rapid Response Teams.  Thanks to Tom for taking on this effort.