Welcome to the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SEARES) Website.  This site is dedicated to supporting and promoting ARES operations, emergency communications, emergency preparedness & the service of amateur radio.

ARES is an arm of the Field Organization of the ARRL.  ARES is dedicated to providing radio based backup communications to served agencies in our region. To hone skills as communicators, we provide radio support for a variety of community events such as walks, marathons, races, bikes, or large gatherings requiring communications, both digital and voice.

All radio amateurs are eligible to become general members of ARES. Learn more, become a member, become a served agency, sign-up to receive SEARES announcements, or contact us!

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Spotter training is moving virtual...The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sioux Falls will be conducting four virtual Severe Weather Awareness/Spotter Classes using GoToWebinar in April 2020. Each class will be similar in content and duration (1 ½ to 2 hours) to those taught in person each year. The dates and times of these classes include:

Thursday, April 2 @ 6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 8 @ 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 14 @ 6:30 PM
Monday, April 20 @ 1:00 PM

Please visit our Severe Weather Awareness Training website to register for one of these classes. The class will focus on the NWS Sioux Falls service area, but each webinar is free and open to anyone who wishes to join.

Severe Weather Awareness Website: arcg.is/0Wz4T9

We will also be posting event pages for each class in the upcoming days! Be sure to monitor your Facebook Local app!

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From the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls regarding the cancellation of spotter training classes through April 12th (30 days).

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1 years ago

Greg Hooterville Mayor Anderson

I would like to invite everyone to the Prairie Patriots net every Monday night at 2030 hours on the State Link.
Everyone is welcome, and please inform net control that you are an ARES member so we can track activity.

Thank you.
Greg (Gus) Anderson
Minn. Cnty. ARES EC

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