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About Delco ARES

Delco ARES is an organized unit of trained, FCC-licensed volunteer Amateur Radio operators dedicated to providing back-up, auxiliary emergency communication support.

Weekly Net

Weekly ARES Net Analog, Monday, 19:30 with Digital Net following around 20:15 local time. All Amateur Radio operators are encouraged to participate.


If you're a licensed Amateur Radio operator interested in volunteering with Delaware County ARES-RACES, please complete a membership application.


The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is the emergency communications arm of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

ARES Repeaters

Delaware County ARES-RACES operates ten repeaters dedicated to emergency communications from five sites within the county.

Standard Operating Procedures

Emergency and Standard Operating Procedures for Delaware County ARES/RACES members. You’ll find what to do in an emergency, items to have ready in your go bag, and the Delco ARES and ARES manuals.

Field Communications

At the heart of ARES-RACES is the capability to respond to an emergency, deploying personnel and equipment to provide critical communications when commercial or government systems fail.


SKYWARN is a self-contained network of certified weather spotters sponsored and trained by the National Weather Service (NWS).


Training is critical to the mission of Delaware County ARES-RACES.


Documentation for Delaware County ARES-RACES members is all organized and printable from this section here.


If you are already a member of ARES/RACES of Delaware County Pennsylvania, you can use this link to access the member area.