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Amateur Radio Emergency Service

ARRL NTX Section Emergency Coordinator:
Greg Evans, K5GTX

Assistant Section Emergency Coordinators:
Dale Finley, KB5NFT
John Galvin, N5TIM
Joseph Martin, K5YFO
Noreen O’Connell, K5XPO

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The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. 

ARES Membership Requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Every licensed amateur can participate in ARES nets within their license privileges, however, additional training and certification is required to participate fully in ARES.  

The North Texas Section has adopted the West Gulf Division Standardized Training Plan.  

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.

Getting Started

Step One – Join ARES:  Download and print the ARES application. Upon completion, submit the application to your local Emergency Coordinator (EC). You can find your local EC by clicking on your county or area on the map below.

Step Two – ARES Book Resources:  If your EC hasn’t provided you with one, start your ARES binder. You can download and print all of the material at the ARES Book Resources page. That page contains the ARES Operator’s Manual, the Standardized ARES Taskbook adopted by the North Texas Section, and more.

Step Three – ARES Training:  Visit the ARES Training page and sign up for your FEMA SID (Student ID) number. Record that number in your ARES Taskbook, as you will need it to complete each of the required FEMA courses.

Step Four – Participation: Participate with your local ARES group in training, nets, and activities.

ARES Organization

There are nine ARES districts in the North Texas Section. Click on your district to learn more about your ARES district.

ARRL North Texas Section Map

Archer County - District 1Baylor County - District 1Clay County - District 1Jack County - District 1Throckmorton County - District 1Wichita County - District 1Wilbarger County - District 1Young County - District 1Brown County - District 2Comanche County - District 2Eastland County - District 2Erath County - District 2Hamilton County - Distrct 2Hood County - District 2Mills County - District 2Palo Pinto County - District 2Parker County - District 2Stephens County - District 2Collin County - District 3Cooke County - District 3Denton County - District 3Fannin County - District 3Grayson County - District 3Hunt County - District 3Montague County - District 3Wise County - District 3Tarrant County - District 4Ellis County - District 4Johnson County - District 4Dallas County - District 5Kaufman County - District 5Rockwall County - District 5Bell County - District 6Bosque County - District 6Coryell County - District 6Falls County - District 6Hill County - District 6Lampasas County - District 6McLennan County - District 6Somervell County - District 6Bowie County - District 7Camp County - District 7Cass County - District 7Delta County - District 7Franklin County - District 7Hopkins County - District 7Lamar County - District 7Morris County - District 7Red River County - District 7Titus County - District 7Gregg County - District 8Harrison County - District 8Marion County - District 8Nacogdoches County - District 8Panola County - District 8Rusk County - District 8Shelby County - District 8Upshur County - District 8Anderson County - District 9Cherokee County - District 9Freestone County - District 9Henderson County - District 9Limestone County - District 9Navarro County - District 9Rains County - District 9Smith County - District 9Van Zandt County - District 9Wood County - District 9

(You can click/tap your county on the map above or use the district lists below.)

District 1

  • Archer County
  • Baylor County
  • Clay County
  • Jack County
  • Throckmorton County
  • Wichita County
  • Wilbarger County
  • Young County

District 2

  • Brown County
  • Comanche County
  • Eastland County
  • Erath County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hood County
  • Mills County
  • Palo Pinto County
  • Parker County
  • Stephens County

District 3

  • Collin County
  • Cooke County
  • Denton County
  • Grayson County
  • Montague County
  • Wise County

District 4

  • Ellis County
  • Johnson County
  • Tarrant County
  • Fort Worth
  • Bedford

District 5

  • Dallas County
  • Kaufman County
  • Rockwall County
  • Carrollton
  • Coppell
  • Dallas
  • Garland
  • Grand Prairie
  • Irving
  • Mesquite
  • Richardson
  • Rowlett
  • University Park

District 6

  • Bell County
  • Bosque County
  • Coryell County
  • Falls County
  • Hill County
  • Lampasas County
  • McLennan County
  • Somervell County

District 7

  • Bowie County
  • Camp County
  • Cass-Morris County
  • Delta County
  • Fannin County
  • Franklin County
  • Hopkins County
  • Hunt County
  • Lamar County
  • Morris County
  • Red River County
  • Titus County

District 8

  • Gregg County
  • Harrison County
  • Marion County
  • Nacogdoches County
  • Panola County
  • Rusk County
  • Shelby County
  • Upshur County

District 9

  • Anderson County
  • Cherokee County
  • Freestone County
  • Henderson County
  • Limestone County
  • Navarro County
  • Rains County
  • Smith County
  • Van Zandt County
  • Wood County

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