The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is an organization consisting of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators who are ready and willing to use their communications skills and their equipment to aid their communities in times of disaster, or to assist in public service at planned events.

In Lucas County, Ohio, ARES has a close working relationship with the County Office of Emergency Management and the local hospitals. We hold drills and training nets to sharpen our communications skills and also manage an infrastructure of repeaters and amateur radio stations to provide the citizens of Lucas County with an emergency communications capability. We also render assistance to public safety agencies at large-scale public events when requested.

Lucas County ARES Meets each month (on the 4th Saturday) at 9:00am - St. Lukes Hospital Basement - Private Dining Room.

Glass City Marathon - Operators Needed
The Glass City Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 28th and operators are needed to fill various positions.
This event is open to all active amateurs.
Please contact Rick at or 419-471-0573 if you can help or need more information.
Operators have also been requested for the Lucas County Memorial Day Parade, Muddy Mini Marathon, Toledo Air Show Weekend, Sylvania Superkids Marathon and the Sylvania Triathalon.
Please consider assisting with any/all events.
An active FCC Technician License and HT radio are all that are required.
Please check the calendar for other upcoming events, dates and times.

Daily ARES Traffic Nets are held on the 147.375 repeater repeater at 6:30pm.

Monthly VHF/UHF Digital Hospital Training Nets are held each Tuesday on the TMRA 147.270 repeater at 8:00pm.

LCARES also performs quarterly testing and training using area hospital equiped VHF/UHF/DV D-Star radios. You can get more information about these nets by attending a monthly LCARES meeting.

There are several Yahoo Groups that we monitor and schedule activities using. You are welcome to subscribe to these lists.

HF Nets are also conducted 40 and 80 meters.  The Ohio State Voice (OSSBN) and Digital (OHDEN) ARES Nets run daily/weekly.  Also nets from the State EMA office are also periodically conducted.  Your participation is also encouranged on these and all local nets - however, please listen, listen, listen and practice with your equipment before transmitting - as these nets are "working nets".

Contact if you need more information.