Pecos County Amateur Radio Club
Fort Stockton, Texas


Amateur Radio Emergency Service

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service®  (ARES) 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.


NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN® program.  Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.


Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.