Minnesota ARES Section Activation Status Board
No Section-level activations at this time.
Official ARES Section activations are state-level activations authorized by the Section Emergency Coordinator, as requested by the Minnesota State Duty Officer, Minnesota Volunteer Agencies Active in Disaster (MNVOAD) or by local agencies.
Washington County ARES assists in flood
monitoring operations at Lake St. Croix Beach
Members of Washington County ARES were called into duty June 26-July 4, 2014, in response to rising waters along the St. Croix River at Lake St. Croix Beach. As per the Lake St. Croix Beach All Hazard Emergency Plan and the MOU Lake St. Croix Beach Emergency Management has with Washington County ARES, amateur radio operators stood watch and monitored dikes along the river, monitored emergency pumps, and other duties as assigned.
Subsequently, members of Washington County ARES was awarded Certificates of Appreciation by the city.
Mayor Tom McCarthy checks the pump with George Power, K0GCP, and John Regan, KA0HYR at Lake St. Croix Beach Flood Response.
Mayor Tom McCarthy (partially hidden) and Pump Coordinator Todd Streeter award Certificates of Appreciation to Washington County ARES members Dave Schultz, KB0SED, Brad Peters, WD9GNJ, George Power, K0GCP, Paul Oby, KC0ESE, and John Regan, KA0HYR, at a Lake St. Croix Beach City Council Meeting following flood response operations on July 21, 2014.
Scenes from Field Day 2014.
ARES teams and amateur radio clubs from across the state participated in a somewhat rainy Field Day June 28-29.
Please send pics and a writeup of your Field Day activities to
and we'll post them to this website.
A hint of a rainbow over Clay County ARES' Field Day in Sabin, MN.
Maple Grove Radio Club in Maple Grove, MN.
Operators prepare an antenna in St. Louis Park, MN.
Hennepin County ARES EC LInda Kammerer, KDØQHV, operates next to Tim Arimond, NØBYH, in St. Louis Park.
Minnesota ARES Digital NET - Thursdays at 20:00hrs on 3.583.5Khz
Join us every Thursday night at 20:00hrs central time on 3583.5 kHz USB, center audio frequency 1000 Hz +/- QRM using Olivia 8/500.