Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“Everything Works…. Until it Doesn’t”


Today, we live in a world of fragile High Tech communications where a single point of failure can make it all come to a halt. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a corps of trained amateur radio operator volunteers organized to assist in public service and emergency communications. Communication failures have been a defining part of natural disasters and other crisis. Amateur radio provides a means of communication "when all else fails".

In this online presentation you will learn about the vital role the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) plays in the community when regular communication systems FAIL or become OVER-LOADED. The presentation will be an informative overview for the general public and include instructions for how to become involed for those who already have an amature radio license.


Douglas Sharafanowich
District Emergency Coordinator,
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Connecticut Section – Region 2
  • Welcome / intro /gather people  5 minutes 
  • Main presentation 35 minutes 
  • Moderated questions (host asks select questions typed in if large group) 20 minutes
  • End (unofficial questions freeform)


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