Welcome to the Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Services page!

Amateur Radio Emergency Services (or ARES) provides emergency communications during disasters and other crises.  The Johnston County ARES chapter provides services to Johnston County, North Carolina. Johnston County ARES is comprised of FCC licensed Amateur Radio operators from Johnston and surrounding counties.

Any FCC licensed Amateur Radio operator possessing a Technician Class License or above may apply for membership.

Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Service holds a monthly training/informational net on 444.875 + pl 100.0

This repeater is a part of the Carolina 440 UHF repeater system. If you are unable to check in on this repeater, go to: http://carolina440.net/ and find a repeater that is close to your location.

This net is open to any licensed amateur that wants to listen and all are encouraged to participate.

Our nets provide information that is not only applicable to ARES but, to all amateur radio operators.

Anyone interested in Johnston County A.R.E.S. please feel free to contact Michael Callam, Johnston County A.R.E.S. EC at: mcallam@centurylink.net, by phone:(919)934-9623-H, (919)628-9927-C, or on the air either on 147.270+ or the Carolina 440 system repeaters with a pl of 100.0.

Thank You






Johnston County ARES will be participating in the following events:

Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival, downtown Smithfield NC 27577 Saturday, May 2 2015

Benson Community Day at PK Vyas Park on Lee Street in Benson NC 27504 on Saturday May 9, 2015