ABOUT CLARK COUNTY ARES/RACES
Clark County, Nevada, ARES/RACES is a team of Amateur Radio Operators, licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who have voluntarily agreed to utilize their skills and sometimes their own equipment for public service communications support to both government and non-government entities. Clark County ARES/RACES is not a club, but rather a team dedicated to serve the public. There are no dues. We hold monthly training sessions.
ARES is a private organization sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League (arrl.org) and RACES is a set of federal laws that allows ham radio use to support emergency government functions. Our members are dual-enrolled in ARES and for RACES activations.
Our primary mission is to augment and support vital communications on behalf of the public through partner agencies during emergencies and disasters. Especially when normal communications fail or become overloaded, as happens during crises. Our partner agencies include the Emergency Management offices of Clark County and their subordinate and associated emergency operations centers, the National Weather Service and Nevada Division of Emergency Management.
To obtain more information about our unit please first check out the intro slides. Then contact a staff member (ref Contacts page) and check-in to our net as a visitor.
OUR SERVED AGENCIES
State of Nevada Division of Emergency Management
City of North Las Vegas Emergency Management
City of Henderson Emergency Management
Boulder City Emergency Management
Southern Nevada American Red Cross
Southern Nevada Health District (including 17 hospitals)
Las Vegas Radio
Amateur Radio Club
Henderson Radio Amateur Radio Club
Nellis Radio Amateur Radio Club
Las Vegas Repeater Association (LVRA)
Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters (NARRI)
Silver State Classic Challenge Race
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