Amateur Radio in Support of Shelby County, Ohio, Emergency Management Agency. Amateur radio repeater call signs K8ZUK, 146.835 (-), Tone 156.7Hz and KE8BCY, 443.200 (+), Tone 156.7Hz.

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

Shelby Co. A.R.E.S., supports agencies such as, Shelby County EMA, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Shelby Co. Health Department, Shelby County Sheriff, Sidney Police, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and any other agency or organization, in Shelby, or surrounding counties, requesting our assistance to provide emergency communications. Our operators are also trained by members of the National Weather Service, to spot and report severe weather, relaying important information via amateur radio, directly to the National Weather Service. The NWS may issue warnings based on our information. This part of the amateur service is known as Skywarn.

Some of our communications include the support to the Sheriff, and police, for missing children. We have manned shelters and supplied communications for flood, and winter storm victims. We are activated during severe weather for Skywarn, and we support the community in providing communications for parades, bike-a-thons, festivals, etc.

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.

For more information please contact:
Grant Reed, N8KZL

Shelby Co. ARES EC
Home Phone: (937) 492-7366

Shelby County ARES®
800 Fair Road • Sidney, Ohio 45365

Shelby County ARES® Contacts
Member Name  Call Sign Position E-mail Home Cell Work
Grant Reed N8KZL Emergency Coordinator 937-492-7366 937-658-2525  
John Probst KA8RVI AEC Ops 937-778-0712 419-234-8750 937-498-4545
Nick Sabo KC8CFI AEC Admin 419-738-7944 567-356-7094  
Mike Bennett W8EGL AEC Training 419-628-0012 937-597-2370  
Nick Zircher N4QAD AEC Digital OPS   937-726-2028  
Joe Clark KC6NLX AEC Skywarn 937-492-0287    
Eric Patterson KD8VTP AEC E Com Trailer   937-538-1625  
Sherman Owings KD8FZV AEC E Com Trailer 937-394-2177 937-605-3308 937-498-4545
Rhonda Wade KD8RLF AEC Net Manager 937-638-0601 937-726-2302  
Mike Martz N8XM AEC VEC   937-538-6067  
Cheri Drinkwine KD8KVC PIO 419-753-2158 419-953-9735 937-492-5635