GCARES is a group of amateur radio operators dedicated to being prepared to provide emergency communications should the need arise. For more information on who we are, what we do, or how to join, click on one of the links below. We meet at 7:30 pm the last Monday of some months. See the calendar for specific information.

If you would like to become part of a team dedicated to serving the county if a disaster should arise, then come to a meeting, go to our Membership page, or contact us by email.

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If you would like to join the GCARES mailing list, please click here.

What is GCARES?
How is GCARES organized?
GCARES Personnel
GCARES Calendar
GCARES Associated Groups
What does amateur radio do in an emergency?
Memoranda of Understanding
Membership information
Related Links

What is ARES?
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a nationwide field organization sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and composed of licensed amateur radio operators who are willing to offer their time and equipment to provide communications support for local governments and other non-profit disaster relief organizations during disasters and emergencies.

For more info, go to ARRL.

Ohio ARES comprises 10 Districts. GCARES is part of Ohio ARES District 3. For more information check out the District 3 webpage.