The White County Amateur Radio Club is an ARES focused organization of licensed radio amateurs serving Sparta and White County, TN.
Amateur Radio Emergency Services, or ARES, is the field arm of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL). The League deals with all aspects of Amateur Radio, including legislation, licensing, and contests; the ARES branch specifically handles field communications, particularly during emergencies. When you hear in the news that Amateur Radio operators were part of a search and rescue operation, assisted in getting aid to a ship in trouble at sea, or provided communications for a Red Cross shelter, you’re hearing about an ARES function.
ARES volunteers also offer a splendid community service by providing free administrative communications at planned events, such as air shows, parades, and bike rides, in addition to helping the community through such service as Storm Spotters with the National Weather Service.
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