sloncares membership

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Licensed Amateur Radio operators, regardless of membership in the ARRL or any other local or national organization, are eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio service, only Amateur Radio operators are eligible for membership.

The SLO North County ARES Team has been established to support the communications needs of Atascadero, Paso Robles, and the surrounding communities during communication emergencies and disasters. SLO North County ARES operates under the direction of the ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC) of North San Luis Obispo County, CA.

To submit a New, or Renewal application, please submit the online application form, or  download the standard ARES membership application and complete all fields. The completed application can be emailed to the team Google account:

Current members must submit a renewal application annually (in January), or anytime their member information changes (address change, call change, etc.).