Brazoria County ARES®

Located on the Texas coast, Brazoria County is presented each year with threats of hurricanes and other severe weather. Brazoria is a rapidly growing county both in population and industry while maintaining the farm and ranch flavor of the old west.

The Brazoria County ARES group consists of federally licensed ham radio operators who are trained in emergency communications and have a strong desire to serve their community whenever the need arises. Amateur operators from throughout Brazoria County, who have an interest in community service and emergency communications, are strongly encouraged to get involved. ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) is a field organization of the ARRL. This site is here to be of service to members of the group as well as the public.

Rusk County Amateur Radio Club

The Rusk County Amateur Radio Club promotes Amateur Radio and related activities in and around Rusk County, located in East Texas, about 30 miles east of Tyler, Texas. The club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) the national association for amateur radio. The club was formed in the Spring of 2013 with a handful of active hams who wanted to join together and encourage others to become hams.

South Plains Storm Spotting Team

The South Plains Storm Spotting Team (SPSST) is a private foundation of dedicated ham radio operators that share a passion in severe weather and helping their community. The team members dedicate their time and money to provide the Lubbock Office of the National Weather Service with real time information on severe storms affecting their 24 county warning area (see map below.) This information is relayed through ham radio repeaters strategically placed around the South Plains that are linked together as one network. This is done in an effort to assist the National Weather Service with timely storm warnings and warning verification.

Tarrant County RACES

Tarrant County RACES is a group of over 500 FCC licensed Amateur Radio operators who volunteer their equipment and time to the citizens of North Texas

The Tarrant County RACES organization performs both the RACES (Radio Amateurs in Civil Emergency Service) for the Fort Worth/Tarrant County office of Emergency Management and the ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) functions for our local served agencies. Please read our Mission Statement and goals.