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The trained operators of Monterey County ARES provide reliable primary and secondary communication links for the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Operations Centers in cities throughout the county, as well as organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the major local hospitals. Local ARES members are registered in the Monterey County Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program.

Any licensed amateur can join ARES without being a member of ARRL.  There are no membership fees required to become a member of Monterey County ARES.

If you would like to become an ARES member, please click HERE for the application form. Fill it out and email it to Lou Arbanas

You can send mail to PO Box 2334, Monterey, CA 93942-2334

Monterey County is around 100 miles long from north to south with varing terrain. The long Salinas Valley runs down the eastern center of the county and then there are coastal mountains on the west side of the county and the land to the east of the Salinas Valley is also pretty rugged. This results in sheltered valleys within the coastal range that cannot be reached by fixed repeater locations so it places the emphasis on the need for mobile, aka relocatable, repeater stations in order to provide the needed emergency communications for the County.




Saturday, Apr 5 at 8:00 AM - Friday, Apr 25 10:00 AM
Saturday, Apr 5 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, Apr 9 at 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 9 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Served Agencies Include:

Monterey County OES

American Red Cross


Salvation Army

City of Seaside EOC

CHOMP, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. 

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Natividad Medical Center

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Mee Memorial Hospital, King City

We support the 

Big Sur International Marathon

We also support the 

Sea Otter Classic.

Above is a view of the Pfeiffer Big Sur Fire event Dec. 16, 2013 that Monterey ARES supported.

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on Mar. 31, 2014

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Monterey ARES is an all volunteer organization that is self supporting.  If you would like to make a donation you can click the DONATE link below by using PayPal.