Welcome to the Jefferson County ARES/RACES Group

Jefferson County ARES or Amateur Radio Emergency Service is a volunteer group of ham radio operators who provide emergency and public service communications to our community. We are part of the American Radio Relay League's South Texas ARES Section District 9. South Texas ARES District 9 is made up of 7 counties in Southeast Texas.

We meet at 6:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
at the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Clubhouse
located at 216 10th Street in Nederland, TX

Next Meeting:
June 11, 2024
6:00 PM
At the JCARC Clubhouse in Nederland

"Special Notice"
The W5SSV-10 RMS Winlink Node now supports both
Packet & VARA Narrow & Wide FM modes in Winlink Express
Frequency is 145.010
KC5YSM-10 Winlink Node supports VARA-FM on 145.050

VARA-FM/Packet Digipeater KI5NOH-10 in Beaumont is up on 145.010
VARA-FM RMS N5MTX-11 in Orange is up on 145.010
VARA-FM RMS WE5D-11 in Kountze is up on 145.010
VARA-FM Digipeater WE5D-10 in Kountze is up on 145.010


We hold a weekly training net on Wednesday night following the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club net at 8:00PM. The repeater frequency is 145.470 with a PL Tone of 103.5. In the event the repeater is not available the ARES net is held on one of our simplex frequencies of 146.580 (no PL) or 145.560 (no PL). Once a month we try to hold a simplex test following one of the regular ARES net's to test our simplex communication capabilities.

Net Control Stations needed for the Jefferson Co ARES Net
and the Club Net on Wednesday evening starting at 8:00pm

Contact: Randy Leftwich at rwleftwich@aol.com

Jefferson County ARES also supports digital communications used in emergencies & disasters via the Winlink Express simple client message program. Winlink Express training is held throughout the year. A list of frequencies used for digital communication are listed in the ARES Emergency Plan.