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ARES Canwarn Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Burlington ARES
Emergency Coordinator: Kevin Andrews, VA3KRA
Assistant Emergency Coordinator: Shawn McDonald, VA3MFD


In the event an Emergency is declared, the following VHF frequencies will be utilized in the priority shown.

Burlington VE3RSB 147.210 Mhz (131.8 Hz PL Tone)
Burlington VE3RAE 146.895 Mhz (131.8 Hz PL Tone)
Simplex 146.490 Mhz, 446.125 Mhz

In the event the first priority frequency, VE3RSB 147.210 Mhz, 
is not operational, monitor 147.210 Mhz simplex for further instructions.

About Us

Operating locally under the direction of an EC, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), sponsored by Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), is a voluntary organization of licensed radio amateurs who have registered their capabilities and equipment for providing emergency communications as a public service to the community.

ARES has a long history of public service going back to its formal inception in 1935. It has responded countless times to communications emergencies. Experience has proven that radio amateurs respond more capably in time of emergency when practice has been conducted in an organized group.

Membership in RAC is highly desirable but not required for registration as a volunteer operator, nor does registration require possession of any special equipment. All Amateurs can be of assistance to the ARES.

Download the brochure “An Introduction to ARES”.


  1. Registration Form

  2. ARES Message Form

Associated Programs

  1. Canwarn

  2. Weather Radio

Instructions and Training

  1. Standard Operating Procedures

  2. ARES Message Handling Training

  3. Introduction to Packet Radio for ARES (by the GTA-West Regional Packet Group)

  4. National ARES Training Manual

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