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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I would like to thank you for the opportunity to hold the position of the Minnehaha Co. ARES Emergency coordinator for the past 4 years. I have enjoyed working to build the organization and working with my fellow amateur radio operators. I’ve learned a lot and look forward to continuing to invest in emergency communications, the hobby and community.

As you may already be aware, due to constraints in my personal life, I have respectfully resigned my position with the ARRL Field Organization and SD ARES. I will remain the primary point of contact until a replacement can be nominated and duties transferred. We will also suspend the monthly drill nets. I hope to stay active in the ARES community and an active ARES member.

If you happen to be interested in the Minnehaha County Emergency Coordinator position, or have any questions about the role, please reach out to me directly, message SEARES on FaceBook or our DEC, Tony Busss (KB0WSW).

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to serve and for your support in the past. I hope that, at some point in the future, I will be able to be an EC again in the community.

Best regards,
Dustin Schnabel - KDØQYR

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Reminder: We will have our last SEARES Drill Net for 2017 tonight @ 19:00 CST on the WØZWY 444.200 Repeater. ...

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Just a reminder that we will have our monthly SEARES Drill Net tonight at 19:00 CST on the WØZWY 444.200 repeater.

Hope to hear you on the net!

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