Colorado ARES Region 1 District 1 serves agencies in Larimer and Weld Counties in Northern Colorado. Our overall goal is to supply these agencies with alternate and reliable communications in times of disaster or national crisis. This is accomplished by our team of dedicated volunteers and their commitment to training.
If you are interested in becoming part of our dedicated team please visit the Join R1D1 page for more details.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service: An Overview
Since 1935, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) consists of Amateur Radio licensees who have
voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service
when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or
national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or
desired to participate fully in ARES. The local ARES Emergency Coordinator can provide specifics.
Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for
membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement
When: 1900 local every Thursday.
Where: 1st Thursday: Rocky Mountain Ham DMR networks Northern Talkgroup (TG 721)
Remaining Thursdays: NCARC repeater 447.425 MHz
Mode: Analog FM
When: 0800 local every Sunday.
Where: 3.810 MHz. +/- for conditions
When: 2000 local every Sunday
Mode: Primarily Analog FM
Other Modes: BM 310815, DStar XRF815, NXDN, P25 TG10209 & Echolink *CANONCTY*
When: 1900 local every Monday
Where: 144.220 MHz.