South Carolina - Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Greenville County
  Providing Public Service and Emergency Communications
To Partner Agencies in Greenville County and the across State of South Carolina

Who We Are

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service - Mission

In the United States, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a corps of trained amateur
radio operator volunteers organized since the 1930s to assist in public service and
emergency communications. It is organized and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.
ARES Leadership
  • SC Coordinator - Billy Irwin (K9OH)
  • SC District 1 Coordinator - Mike Oakley (N9GSX)
  • Greenville County Coordinator - Robert Webster (WR8RW)
  • Greenville County Assistance Coordinator - John Kellett (KE4JRK)
  • Greenville County Assistance Coordinator - Carrol Thompson (KM4RGX)
When And Where We Meet

During the CoVid-19 situation our team meetings will be conducted
virtually via WebEx.

We meet the third Monday of every month at 7.00 PM (19.00) US ET

If you are interested in attending one of our meetings, contact
Robert Webster (WR8RW) - Greenville County ARES Coordinator for details
Expectations Of ARES Team Members
  • Perform in volunteer roles with the skills and mindset of a professional
  • Commit To Public Service that includes Emergency Communications
  • Collaborate with partner organizations relying on our services
  • Agree to perform within FEMA, State, and County Emergency Service protocols
  • Work toward obtaining Auxilary Communications (AuxComm) training and certification
Greenville County ARES Contact

Robert Webster (WR8RW)
E-mail: robert dot webster at ares dash sc dot org
Land Line: 864.663.9792

Service Partners

Greenville County South Carolina 
St. Francis Bon Secour Health System
National Weather Service (in collaboration with GSP Regional SkyWarn)
Greenville County South Carolina Emergency Response Team (ERT)
Upstate South Carolina 
Collaborative Support For Spartanburg, Pickens, and Cherokee County ARES Teams
State of South Carolina 
South Carolina Emergency Management Division - Columbia

Upcoming Meetings

Monthly Meetings - Now Virtual Via WebEx
November 2021 Agenda
  • Follow up to our Attenuator build work shop and any testing you may have done thus far
  • Procedure (Pro) words review...simple words that make our communications easier
  • What If...the first installment of an ongoing series of how to sucessfully deal with "surprises" or "difficulties" related to your equipment, situations, & etc.
  • Some thoughts about 2022
  • Your questions, concerns, and feedback

Exercises and Events


OrganizationDescriptionLink or Additional Information
ARRLAmerican Radio Relay LeagueARRL National
 ARRL Roanoke DivisionARRL Roanoke Division
 ARRL SC SectionARRL South Carolina Section
SCSC EMDSouth Carolina EMD - Columbia
 SC Interoperable CommunicationsSC Interoperable Communications
 SC ARESARRL South Carolina ARES
 SC AuxCommSouth Carolina AuxComm Database
 SC Emergency Response PlanSouth Carolina Emergency Operations Plan
FCCFCC Main WebsiteFCC Website
 Universal Licensing SystemFCC ULS
 ULS - Amateur Radio License SearchULS - Amateur Radio License Search
FEMAFEMA ICS Course CatalogFEMA ICS Course Catalog
 National Incident Field Operating Guide (NIFOG)NIFOG
 Fillable ICS Forms (.pdf)Fillable ICS Forms (.pdf)

Site Last Updated 11/13/2021
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