Emergency service is one of the basics of the Amateur Radio Service and there is sometimes confusion about ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services), the ARRL arm of emergency services and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), the government arm of amateur emergency services. Schuylkill County relies on a group of dedicated and skilled individuals who comprise our ARES/RACES team and provide the backbone of our Auxiliary Communications Network.
If you are interested in participating, or finding out more about the vital link that amateur radio provides in an emergency, please contact Robert McClintock, the ARES/RACES contact for Schuylkill County. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is information about local amateur groups organized in Schuylkill County and the Amateur Radio Relay League.
The Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association (SARA) website can be accessed by clicking here.
The Tamaqua Wireless Association (W3CMA) website can be accessed by clicking here.
The ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section (EPA) can be accessed by clicking here.