Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services


Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.®) is an organization comprised of approximately 40 licensed amateur radio operators. The members of this organization volunteer their time and equipment for use during emergency and non-emergency communications situations.


Shelby County A.R.E.S.® supports agencies in or around Shelby County in need of assistance with emergency communications, including the Shelby County EMA, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Shelby County Health Department, Shelby County Sheriff, Sidney Police, and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.


Our organization is a 501 c 3, Non-Profit organization recognized by the Federal Government. We rely on fundraisers, and donations, to support our needs for radio equipment, and maintenance, of both of our amateur repeaters, and our mobile communications vehicles SCARES I and II.



Amateur radio repeater call signs K8ZUK, 146.835 (-), Tone 156.7Hz and KE8BCY, 443.200 (+), Tone 156.7Hz.


Shelby County Ohio ARES®: Welcome Packet



Upcoming Events

February 18, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm Technician Training Class

February 23, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm Technician Training Class

Technician Class Please Click on "Classes" on the Menu Bar Above

Sun, February 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm SCARES Meeting

Wed, March 20, 10:00am – 10:30am NWS Ohio Statewide tornado drill

Sun, March 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm SCARES Meeting

Thu, March 28, 9am – 5pm The 23rd Severe Weather Symposium

Mon, April 1, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Miami/Shelby County OH Spotter Training Class

Sun, April 28, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Testing

Sun, April 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm SCARES Meeting