Public-service communications during emergencies and community-sponsored events.

Who We Are

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a program of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the National Association for Amateur Radio.

Our members come from the city of Manchester and from surrounding communities.

What We Do

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Our training is based on proficient operating practice, on ARRL guidance including elements of the national Incident Command System (ICS), and on the requirements of supported organizations.

We welcome amateur radio operators interested in learning or developing existing skills in tactical voice communications, digital communications, operating in the field, or operating from home.

On-air training net is ordinarily held on Monday evenings at 1800hr.

Classroom or Zoom training is ordinarily held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Who We Serve

  • Auburn
  • Bedford
  • Goffstown
  • Hooksett
  • Manchester
    • Two hospitals
    • Two municipal agencies
  • New Boston
  • Other communities as needed

Training Activities

All members are encouraged to become proficient in one or more communications modes.

  • Tactical voice communications.
  • Voice messaging using radiograms and ICS forms.
  • Digital messaging with the Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software.
  • Winlink email over radio to any valid email address world-wide.

Voice and digital Net Control operations.

Mobile and portable communications equipment configurations.

Other communication modes, as required by the mission.

To get more information on Greater Manchester ARES or to find out how you can help, please click the Contact or Join link below.
Please note: ARRL, Amateur Radio Emergency Service, and ARES are registered trademarks of the American Radio Relay League, Inc. and are used with permission.