Monroe County ARES/RACES

Providing Amateur Radio Public Service & Emergency Comunications Services to the greater Monroe County, New York Area

Welcome to Monroe County ARES/RACES web page

Monroe County ARES

Monroe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)® is an amateur radio public service organization based in Monroe County, New York, and is open to all licensed amateur radio operators.

Monroe County RACES

Monroe County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a program of the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management.

We participate in training and emergency exercises so that we can serve other agencies during times of communication failure. Although the primary purpose of ARES is to provide emergency communication, ARES members also routinely provide non-business communications support to other public events.

Weekly Net

We also hold a weekly net on W2ARM – 146.61  (- offset) and 444.45 (+ offset) (PL 110.9 on both) on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.  The net manager, George Adams,  K4GWA, can be reached at

Other Frequencies for ARES 

In addition, there are two other frequencies reserved for ARES use:

1) 146.715 (east side), PL 110.9; KB2VZS, and

2) 146.76 (west side), PL 110.9;  WR2AHL

Monthly Meetings

Monroe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service holds regular meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00PM. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

We have resumed face to face meetings, as well as holding meetings on Zoom.  All are welcome to attend. either in person or on Zoom.  For a Zoom invitation send an email to

As of this writing, the Red Cross is still operating under Covid protocol, and is not having meetings.  We do not meet during the months of July, August, and December. November’s meeting is the 3rd Thursday, so that we don’t interfere with anyone’s Thanksgiving plans.

When meetings at the Red Cross resume, they will be held at the Red Cross 825 John Street, Rochester on odd numbered months, and at the EOC 1190 Scottsville Rd. on even months. If you find yourself locked out, give us a shout on the 146.61 (-) repeater.

Mailing Address

#1148 1100 Jefferson Road, Suite 12, Rochester, NY 14623