"The Amateur Radio Emergency Service consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes." 

(Quoted directly from the American Radio Relay League, who sponsors the ARES program.)



The Next In-Person meeting is set for

*** 7pm Thursday,  June  20th, 2024

*** NEW Location:  Alternate E.O.C. at the Majette Community Center building

The Alternate E.O.C. is located inside the Majette Community Center.

(Our meetings are 'open' to the Amateur Radio Community)

*5302 Old Majette Tower Road*

( For Vehicle Navigation purposes, you may get a more accurate proximity using "5304" Old Majette Tower Rd.   Or take Hwy 231 to Star Ave, then East on John Pitts-2 miles, then follow the blue County Signs.)

Please note: Google Maps has not been updated to properly approximate the actual building location.  On the reference map provided below, the Majette Comm. Ctr. building is closer to the GREEN balloon, than the Red one being indicated.  If you go up Majette Park Road, it's the first building on the right.

ARES members routinely train and practice in the scope of supplemental radio Emergency Communications with their governmental and private partner agencies.   In Bay County, your local ARES team works in concert with the various public service agencies who are coordinated from the Bay County Emergency Operations Center.  

The Alternate E.O.C. is located at 5302 Old Majette Tower Road, inside the Majette Community Center.  Majette Tower Road runs off John Pitts Road, in Panama City, FL.

SkyWarn® is a community-oriented, weather safety program, sponsored by N.O.A.A.'s  National Weather Service.  

It's purpose is to train interested individuals in the mechanism for severe weather detection, observation and reporting, within their local areas.  Storm Spotter weather observation reports (those which meet the established criteria for being forwarded) are then compiled by the nearest National Weather Service office and used to better inform the public of the types and locations of currently-occurring hazardous weather event(s).