Amateur Radio Emergency Service

SC4ARES (SC4 Amateur Radio Emergency Service) consists of licensed radio amateurs in the South Coast, South County area of San Mateo who have registered with their local ARES leadership volunteering personal time, skill and equipment to serve in the public interest.

Upcoming SC4ARES Events

SC4ARES Membership

ARES® volunteers are prepared to assist in public service events, emergencies and disasters. The first requirement of membership is that they must hold a current amateur radio license and indicate their willingness to serve by registering with their local Emergency Coordinator. ARES members are given a task book in which they track and document their training plan elements as they are completed toward levels of increasing proficiency. Membership in ARRL or a local radio club is not a requirement for ARES membership.

In addition to ARRL standardized training basic level 1 requirements, SC4ARES requires completion of the FEMA IS-100 course (or equivalent) and periodic participation in radio net and training exercises to demonstrate and maintain proficiency. If you are interested, visit our registration page.

Recent SC4ARES Activations

"ARES®” and “Amateur Radio Emergency Service®” are registered servicemarks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.