The Warren County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League. Warren County ARES consists of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators who volunteer their time, radio equipment, and expertise when normal communications are disrupted due to natural disaster, technological failure, or system overload.
Welcome to the home page of the Warren County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).

Warren County ARES exists to provide emergency radio communications within Warren County, Iowa, when activated through the Warren County Office of Emergency Management or other recognized agency.

Warren County ARES consists of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators who have voluntarily registered the use of their time and equipment to benefit the community. Members continually hone their skills and maintain their own radio equipment, digital communications equipment, backup power systems, and associated supplies ready at a moment's notice, all at their own expense. In addition to providing emergency communications, Warren County ARES is also available to provide communications support for community events such as bike-a-thons, races, parades, and so on. Our members have experience supporting many of these events throughout the central Iowa area.

In conjunction with the Warren Amateur Radio Society, Warren County ARES maintains the use of three repeaters:
  • N0FAM 147.195+, PL 114.8 (Echolink capable)
  • N0FAM 444.125+, PL 114.8
  • KD0FGV 146.640-, PL 114.8
The assigned Warren County ARES Simplex Operating Frequency is 146.565. 

In the tabs to the left, you will find information pertinent to the services we provide. If we can be of any help, or answer any questions, feel free to contact us at the information below.

Brad Proctor, KD0WFX
Warren County ARES Emergency Coordinator
Cell Phone: (515) 442-3523

Rich Rogers, AA0RR
Warren Co. ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Cell Phone: (515) 491-0461 
Kevin Schlomer, KD0NGX
Warren Co. ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Cell Phone: (515) 238-7108

Warren County ARES News

Warren Amateur Radio Society Saturday Morning Coffee Group
1/19 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Info will be posted for next coffee group time

Members of the Warren Amateur Radio Society often get together for Saturday morning coffee at regular times to visit with one another and chat about ham radio. You do not need to be a member to attend. Anyone is welcome! The next meeting will be January 19, 2019, at 8:45 a.m. at the Indianola Burger King. (January 19 is the new date due to weather.) For questions, contact Brad Proctor, KD0WFX.

Warren Amateur Radio Society Annual Meeting

The annual meeting for the Warren Amateur Radio Society will be February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Warren County Emergency Management Office Conference Room.

Severe Weather Spotter Training from National Weather Service (NWS)

The annual Severe Weather Storm Spotters presentation from the NWS for Warren County will be held March 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m., at the Simpson College Carver Science Center. There is no cost for this event.

Supporting the 2016 Hillbilly Hike Half-Marathon and 10K Race, Warren County

Operating at the Warren County Fair

Field Day 2016

 Connect with Warren County Amateur Radio on Facebook! 

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What is Amateur Radio?

In this video, the late Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD (SK) narrates how amateur radio serves the public during times of natural disaster. Warren County ARES remains ready to support Indianola and surrounding communities should the need arise.

The Value of Amateur Radio in Emergency Communications

At an FCC conference, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate speaks about the importance of amateur radio in emergencies.