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Paulding County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is


Information, procedures, links, supporting documents

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Click here to view the PCARES membership application.

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Current List of Executive Orders

Please refer to this website for a complete list of Executive Orders signed by Gov. Kemp. This an ever changing list, so please be sure to check often.

Spotter Reporting Criteria - IMPORTANT


When making storm reports to the Net, please follow the below Reporting Criteria unless instructed otherwise by Net Control.

Minimum Severe Reporting Criteria

  • All tornado, wall cloud, etc
  • All hail reports allowed
  • Only wind speeds and/or gusts greater than 50 mph
  • All severe hydro related events (flooding, flash flood, etc)
  • All notable damage generated from a storm
  • All winter reports, IF they have a significant impact
  • All tropical reports, IF they have a significant impact

Refer to Weather Spotters's Field Guide or
Advanced Spotters' Field Guide

What is NOT allowed (unless otherwise requested by Net Control)

  • No test reports.
  • No lightning reports
  • No "sky is clear" reports
  • No "storm is getting stronger/weaker" reports
  • No fog reports
  • No radar based reports
  • No reports of what you are hearing on scanner-ham radio-TV
  • No rain measurements unless you believe it constitutes flood conditions.
    Use CoCoRaHS for precip reports!
  • No snow measurements unless you believe it constitutes a dangerous situation
  • No general information like "storm is passing the Georgia border"
Refer to SKYWARN Report

QSO - Let's Hear From You

We are a growing team of Amateur Radio Operators dedicated to Amateur Radio Emergency Service. We are dedicated to emergency backup support for local and state agencies. We train for any emergency.

If you would like more information, please contact us:

USPS: Paulding County ARES, 1124 Regiment Drive, Acworth, GA, 30101
Email: info at pauldingares.com

Paulding County ARES