About Putnam County TN ARES

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.

ARES Membership Requirements

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. 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 for membership.

During a disaster (natural or man made), Putnam County TN ARES Members may be called upon to work with, and provide communications for, various agencies including, but not limited to...

Putnam County Emergency Mangement


most training is provided to our members at no charge.

Our members also volunteer their time, skills and equipment to provide communications for various Public Service activities, community activities and charity events.