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Ocean County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Inc. a 501 (c)(3) Charity Organization

Welcome To Ocean County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

"Experienced emergency management professionals know that everyday communications links (e.g. land and cellular telephones, public service radios) may not exist during major emergencies. Almost certainly, Hams will be up and ready to serve. As one individual put it, "HAM" stands for 'Helping All Mankind'. Unfortunately some local and state emergency management coordinators, do not realize that the presence of trained Amateur Radio operators using their high-quality radio gear is nothing short of a Godsend. Moreover, Hams have not been implemented into planning and preparedness in many communities. This oversight is often due to a lack of understanding or confusion with Citizen Band radio operators." Author unknown