After a hiatus of some years, the RI Amateur Radio Emergency Service is back, and we are recruiting… If you are interested in emergency communications in Rhode Island AND you are a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, or you used to be active in ARES and want to become active again we encourage you to become a member of the RI ARES team.

We are moving over to the ARRL’s new ARES Connect based on Volunteer Hub. This provides a modern interface and integrates email notification services which we are in dire need of. We ask that all RI ARES members create an account on the new ARES Connect Rhode Island system.

How to Sign Up

Registration is easy and can be done right now online. Visit ARES Connect Rhode Island and click Create an Account.

In the event of a situation we need to be able to contact you, so be sure to include at least one good phone number and a valid email address. Remember, if you can’t be reached you are not a useful member of the group.

Be sure to choose a secure password. Do not use a password that you use for any other online services. Do not include easily guessed patterns like your call sign, your name, simple keyboard patterns like “qwerty” or simple patterns like “123456” or “abcdefg”. Best practice is to use a long phrase interspersed with numbers and capital letters like “a4pasSword9isbeSTKept2SECret3”, a completely random password or to use a password card.