Name Call Sign Position
 Dominick Adamo KG5JRA Emergency Coordinator
Charles Jones W5CWJ Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Christopher WhiteheadKE5KTV Assistant Emergency Coordinator-Training
 Matthew Silcox K5MBS EMS - Liaison
Christopher Whitehead  KE5KTV ARES PIO
 Dominick Adamo KG5JRA CERT - Liaison
Tom Talley W5XTT NTS - Liaison & AEC-Training
 Charles Jones W5CWJ RACES - Liaison

441.875 tx 446.875 rx With a tone of 110.9
Thanks to Bill N5MBM with Washington County ARES


 Level  Alert Level  Conditions Actions to be taken by Grimes Co ARES
4GREEN NORMALConduct normal Prevention and Preparedness activities
YELLOW INCREASEDAlert ARES EC and AEC's by page out, list provided
EC/AEC initiate readiness checks all equipment, facilities and correct any deficiencies
2 RED HIGH Reverse 911 system notifies ARES members to monitor radio net.
Alert Personnel for possible emergency duty
Stand Up ARES net (see ICS 205 for frequency plan)
Monitor situation for possible issuance of warning or alerts 
WHITEMAXIMUM  Institute 24-hour operations
Conduct periodic communication checks


Grimes Co ARES

About ARES

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)    

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. 

ARES Membership Requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.  Please inquire at the local level for specific information.  Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

It is easy to join

Membership is voluntary, and you do NOT have to be an ARRL member to join.

You can contact one of the officers or just fill out the
membership application form under the register new member link near the bottom left hand side of the page, and we will contact you.

That’s all there is to it…

Welcome aboard!


Grimes County ARES is adopting the South Texas Section training Standardization plan.  This page provides links to the South Texas ARES Information Depot where you can register as a new member and manage your training records and to FEMA sites where you can get a student ID and access various courses.

Additional ARRL courses will be added later.  Check your workbook on the STXARES Information Depot site for the current list of recommended courses.


But, we are affiliated with Grimes County Amateur Radio Group as a partner."