ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio

Sussex County ARES is comprised of FCC licensed operators who volunteer their time providing emergency communications to Sussex County, Delaware, when needed. Sussex County ARES provides back up emergency communications to several served agencies in Sussex County.


Sussex County ARES staff consists of the Emergency Coordinator (EC), Assistant Emergency Coordinators (AEC’s), Skywarn Coordinator and any specifically designated operator(s) which will provide liaison services for the ARES group. The ARES organization is not subdivided into local municipalities to allow maximum flexibility in response. It is also NOT divided along “club boundaries” for the same reason.


Sussex County ARES holds regularly scheduled net sessions. The purpose of the net is to provide training, test emergency center radio equipment and to provide information about ARES activities in and around Sussex County.


The Sussex ARES Net is held on first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. local time, on the ARES Primary Repeater 147.090 MHz (PL 156.7). Additional area NETS can be found on the NETS page. 

New Skywarn Winter Weather Zoom Posted...

Winter Weather SKYWARN on-line class, Monday, December 11, at 19:00 Hrs. The following link is basic info and registration form.





Free Online Zoom General Licensing Class

A free weekly online via Zoom Amateur Radio General Licensing Class will begin on Thursday, November 2, 2023 and will run through Thursday, January 11. These three hour sessions will start at 6:30 PM EST. These classes are the ones the National Electronics Musuem has been hosting for years. Prerequisite is you must either be a Technican Class Licensee or be studying to be a Technician Class Licensee. Anyone wishing to sign up should email Rol Anders, K3RA, at roland.anders@comcast.net.  For those of you who don't know Rol, he is the Chairperson of the NCVEC Question Pool Committe who submits pool questions to the FCC. 


Christiana ARES (CARES) Resumes Digital Training Zoom's
CARES has resumed their popular biweeekly Digital Training Online Zoom training classes. These training classes go over many types of digital operations for Emergency Communications. Classes include WinLink, VarAC, VARA HF/FM, and others. The Zoom link provided provided will be good for three or four sessions.  Visit the Training Page for the Zoom log in details for this and future sessions. All amateurs are welcome.