Changes Coming to National ARES

December 18, 2017 Changes Coming to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) has been the public service communications program of the ARRL since 1935. Over the program’s eight decades it has occasionally undergone updates to make sure it meets the needs of partners at all levels, adjusts to changes in […]


It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Jeff Haney, AF7JX on Wednesday August 16, 2017.  Jeff fought a short battle with cancer. Jeff was an excellent operator, mentor, Elmer and friend.  He served as an officer in the Bonner County Amateur Radio Club, a VE, Net Control operator for the […]

K7BNR Hosts Local “Field Day”

Amateur Radio “Field Day” Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service Members of the Bonner County ARES/RACES team will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. […]

FEMA & ARRL Announce Disaster Communication Partnership

Release date:  July 18, 2014 Release Number:  HQ-2014-51 Hartford, Conn. – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that increases cooperation between FEMA and ARRL in the area of disaster communication.  FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, and […]