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 In 2007 , the Shelby Amateur radio Club decided to sponsor the Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The members of Shelby Amateur Radio Club have always played a very supportive roll in back  up emergency communications within Cleveland County.  Members of Shelby Amateur Radio Club had formed an ARES group in the prior decade and members of SARC have always been active in Cleveland County RACES since it's inception in the 1950's.   You can find members of Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service very active in all aspects of amateur radio communications.

Today, you will find the Cleveland County ARES or Amateur Radio Emergency Service group involved in many endeavors.  While the group is sponsored by the Shelby Amateur Radio Club, you do not have to be a member of SARC to join ARES.  Members of ARES of Cleveland County 



circa 1957 Cleveland County RACES
are involved in public service communications and participate with the Shelby Amateur Radio Club in providing support communications for the Over-The-Mountain Triathlon in Kings Mountain annually. ARES of Cleveland County is affiliated with Charlotte AREA SKYWARN which is the official SKYWARN group for the Area and periodically holds training on the subject. The group participates annually in the ARRL Field Day with Shelby Amateur Radio Club and also participates each year in the ARRL Simulated Emergency Test ranking number one in the State in 2008. Members of the group are active on packet and many are also active in the National Traffic System or NTS. Members are also very active participating in foxhunts.

The ARES nets are Monday and Friday at 8:30PM on the 146.880 repeater owned and operated by the Shelby Amateur Radio Club. All are welcomed to check in with us! There is always a good friendly net control and lots of outstanding folks checking in to our nets.

If you would like to join ARES of Cleveland County, please visit us at a meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Our meeting place is at the EOC in Shelby, North Carolina located at 100 Justice Place. The entrance to the EOC is on the Patton Street side.
 
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