Ellijay Amateur Radio Society
Amateur Radio Emergency Services
Gilmer County
Ellijay, Georgia USA


The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) consists of Amateur Radio licensees who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. The local ARES Emergency Coordinator can provide specifics. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. Since 1935, ARES has provided radio communications in North America and around the world in times of need.

In these modern times of cellular phones and the Internet, we take instant communications for granted. We forget how fragile our communications systems are. We forget that only one critical piece of communications infrastructure has to fail or become overloaded to render it unusable in times of emergency!

Gilmer County ARES Officials:

Jim Hadder, KE4ZX ** Emergency Coordinator
NW GA District Emergency Coordinator
David Ross, KK4NTC ** Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Jody Huneycutt, K4EPH ** Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Ray Hughes, KJ4BJO ** Assistant Emergency Coordinator
** Gilmer County CERT

ARES Clients:

     Gilmer County CERT
     Gilmer County Search & Rescue (Fire Department)
     North Georgia Health District
     National Weather Service (SkyWarn Spotters)
     Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)
Click on an Agency to learn more about it.

Other Sites of Interest:
     National Weather Service

Northwest Georgia ARES Repeaters

RepeaterFrequencyPL CodeLocation
Northwest GA ARES146.805 +100Jasper
Gilmer ARES Primary145.170 -100Ellijay
Gilmer ARES Secondary442.700 +77.0Ellijay
Gilmer ARES Secondary146.985 -77.0Ellijay
Gilmer ARES DSTAR443.9870 +noneEllijay