How to become a part of ARES®

ARES membership is open to all currently licenses Amateur Radio operator, regardless of license class or experience. 

The first step:  Members are required to fill out an online application (FSD-98) through the TN Section ARES online registration. Once completed, the member applicants information is forwarded to the ARES organization in your county of residence.

This information is critical for resource management during activations.  Your information is not shared outside of the TN ARES or your local county ARES group.

Regardless of the type of equipment you have, (the minimum is a dual band HT) everyone starts somewhere. 

Once your application is reviewed you will be contacted by the ARES Emergency Coordinator or an Assistant EC with information pertaining to your membership in the organization.

To fill out the online application form click the link below

ARES Online Registration Form

Thank you for your interest in ARES.