Welcome to the Stark County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Website

Our Purpose
Welcome to the new Stark County ARES Website. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public interest when disaster strikes.

Our Mission
The Stark County ARES has always been dedicated to the completion of three goals. One, to provide the citizens of Stark County and local Public Service officials with a team of highly skilled and dedicated radio operators ready to assist when needed. Two, to provide Stark County amateurs with a full featured, reliable wide area coverage ARES Repeater. And three, to provide an information service for both amateurs and the community.

ARES Coordinators

Evan Rankl – KE8IDH
Emergency Coordinator
Phone: 330-880-6764
Email: [email protected]

Mike Lackney  РKB8MIB
Skywarn Operations
Phone: 330-495-2876
Email: [email protected]

Michele Bales – KC8ZEJ
ARES  Net Manager
Phone: 330-412-2203
Email: [email protected]

David Beltz – WD8AYE
Assistant EC, EMA Office
Phone: 330-309-8156
Email: [email protected]