GILMER COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICES
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|
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
|Northwest GA ARES||146.805 +||100||Jasper|
|Gilmer ARES Primary||145.170 -||100||Ellijay|
|Gilmer ARES Secondary||442.700 +||77.0||Ellijay|
|Gilmer ARES Secondary||146.985 -||77.0||Ellijay|
|Gilmer ARES DSTAR||443.9870 +||none||Ellijay|