Amateur Radio Emergency Services
The Weber County Sheriff's A.R.E.S. (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) Communications Team is comprised of members of the Weber County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.) and volunteers who are licensed amateur (HAM) radio operators. The team is used to assist in emergencies or community special events. The team is a non-profit organization and is an auxiliary of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. Any A.R.E.S. member in Weber County or licensed HAM radio operator in the surrounding area is eligible to become a member of the team upon completion of a satisfactory background check.
The team holds training meetings the First Saturday of every month which are open to any current FCC licensed resident or prospective members of the team. Contact the ARES Emergency Coordinator (Contact info listed below) for details on time and location.
HOW TO JOIN
- Step 1: Get your radio license
- Visit the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Website here: ARRL - Home to complete the training and licensing process. For any questions on the process contact the team lead listed below or the Emergency Management Office.
- Step 2: Complete an interest form
- Contact the Weber County ARES Communications team by coming into the Sheriff's office at 1400 S Depot Drive, Ogden, Utah 84404 or by completing this interest form.
- Step 3: Once your interest form is received you will be invited to interview with Weber County Emergency Management and ARES Communication Team Leadership.
For any other questions regarding the team submit an interest form, contact the team Emergency Coordinator, or the Weber County Emergency Management Office.