The Half Moon Bay ARES Group are volunteer amateur radio operators who come together for the common purpose of providing emergency and/or auxiliary communications service to public safety and public service organizations.
The HMB ARES Group volunteers engage in training, exercises, and also perform public service by providing support and communications services for parades, festivals, marathons, bicycle races, and similar events.
HMB ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty.
HMB ARES was formed by the HMB Amateur Radio Club (HMBARC). You can join just the ARES Group, the Club, both, or neither. Many training and volunteer opportunities will be available regardless of membership status.
Click for the membership form, and please consider joining the organizing committee.
Requirements: Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.
Training Levels and Activities
Particularly at first, while we are getting HMB ARES launched, much of our focus will be on training. As the COVID-19 related restrictions are relaxed, we expect to resume our participation in Coastside events such as bicycle and running races, and neighborhood events and fairs.
Training recommendations and requirements are still being developed. It is anticipated that there will be opportunities to participate in events and exercises that will be open to all hams. Some drills and any agency-related deployment will have specified requirements and levels of experience. All of which are still being formulated. Let us know if you would like to suggestions or would like to help.