The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) provides emergency communications to "Served Agencies" such as fire and police departments, the American Red Cross, the National Weather Service, hospitals, and others. Many ARES® teams also provide communications for public service events such as marathons, parades, bike riding events, and boat races. Individual ARES® teams are organized at the county level in Missouri. This is the Web site of the ARES® team serving St. Louis City and County, Missouri.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® is a program of the American Radio Relay League. "ARES" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service" are registered marks of and are used on this Web site by permission of the American Radio Relay League.
The monthly Skywarn test net is scheduled
Note: The monthly net will be cancelled and replaced by an alert
net if there is severe weather in the area.
to take place tonight at 7:00 PM on the 147.360 (+)(141.3 Hz) repeater
Weather spotters are urged to participate. All Amateur Radio operators
* * * Severe weather in the area * * *
St. Louis City and County Weather Spotters
please monitor 147.360 MHz (+)(141.3 Hz)
There is NO severe weather in the area
This is a test message only
What will we do in the event of a disaster?Click here to learn about Emergency Support Functions and the role of St. Louis Metro ARES/RACES in emergency management plans.
Check InSt. Louis Metro ARES® holds a 2 meter net every week (see date and time listed below). All amateur radio operators are welcome to participate.
Net ControlRun the show! We will teach you what you need to know. We'll give you the opportunity to control a net and help you if you have difficulties. See out Voice Net Operations page.
St. Louis Metro ARES RepeatersWe maintain repeaters on -
PresentationsIf you haven't been to our monthly meetings you've missed talks and demonstrations on Go-Bags, Message Handling, the Missouri Emergency Packet Network, DC Power and much more.
Help Is AvailableDo you need help building a go-bag? Are you unsure about what to use for emergency power? Would you like some information about personal preparedness? We can help.
Share Your ExpertiseDo you have emergency communications experience or knowledge that you'd like to share with others? Do you have some other skill or talent that could benefit the group? We'd be happy to hear from you.
Yes, We QSLDo you monitor St. Louis Metro ARES® activities? Write to us and we'll send you a QSL card. Click here for more information.
Next MeetingThe date and location of our next monthly meeting can be found on the Calendar of Events page, along with directions how to get there.
Field ExercisesJoin us in our field exercises and develop your skills. Find out what things you do well and which areas you could improve. Help us to create a robust response team.
DonationsYes, we accept donations of stamps, cash, items to sell or raffle, items that we can distribute to our volunteers, and so forth.
- Weekly 2 meter voice nets:
The weekly ARES® 2 meter resources net operates on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM Central Time. The net is on the W0SRC repeater, frequency 146.850 (-) MHz, tone 141.3 Hz. All amateur operators are invited to participate. Next net is Immediately following the resources net is the weekly ARES® message practice session. A test message is read over the air to give you an opportunity to practice copying down formal traffic.
- Weekly Winlink net:
This net is held to learn how to send and receive messages via Winlink, and to add new capabilites, such as using forms, to your skills. The Net Control Operator sends his instructions to the Winlink group net some time on Wednesdays. Group members pick up his message when they are able and perform the exercise he has given. Send a message to [email protected] and ask to be added to the group.