Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Last updated: 1700 hrs 22 April 2017
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Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

A.R.E.S./R.A.C.E.S. - Amateur Radio Emergency Service serving greater Spokane County and surrounding regions. Providing communications support for public service events, and emergency communications support for local through national government and other non-government agencies.

How to join ARES / RACES
Please bookmark this page. ***Remember the Tuesday night ARES net. 8:00pm on the 147.30+ (100Hz) Spokane County Department of Emergency Management Repeater.

August 17, 2017 Training
APRS will be the focus of this month's training. APRS is more than just geolocation tracking, come learn more about the messaging capabilities of APRS.


Repeater Etiquette
Net Preamble
Where W7GBU Came From
Net Control Station
(The Principles Thereof)
The A.R.E.S. Plan
Calendar of Events
Ham Radio Testing Schedule
Eastern Washington Section News
Incident Command System
(An Overview of)
The Amateur Code
Equipment Lists
Ham Radio Links
Winlink (Digital Messaging) Information
Status Codes
Mentor Programs

"Spokane County ARES/RACES - Spokane Hamfest" reminder

Saturday, 23 September 2017
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US Canada)

Horizon Middle School - 3915 S Pines Rd, Spokane Valley -
Just south of University High School


Come join us at the Spokane Hamfest! Spokane ARES/RACES will have a table inside the event as well as our van set up outside the main doors. Come by and say hi. There will be lots of great HAM RADIO stuff for browsing and haggling over. There will also be some great presentations on a variety of topics. Come mingle with fellow Amateurs and ARES/ RACES members. If you would like to help out at the van or table during the Hamfest please contact: Dave Carleton -


EOC to EOC Exercise Aug 2013
EOC to EOC Exercise Aug 2013

Puyallup Ham Fest 2012
Puyallup Ham Fest 2012

Field Day 2009 Pictures
Field Day 2009

EOC to EOC Exercise May 2009
EOC to EOC Exercise May 2009

Field Day 2006 Pictures
Field Day 2006

SET 2002 Pictures
SET 2002

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