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Our next meeting is February 16th, 2019
In the Clark County Government Center - Pueblo Room

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Clark County ARES/RACES is a team of Amateur Radio Operators, licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who have voluntarily agreed to utilize their skills and sometimes use their own equipment for public service communications support to both government and non-government entities. FCC regulations prohibit Amateur Radio Operators from receiving compensation of any kind for providing public service communications. Clark County ARES/RACES is not a club, but rather a team dedicated to serve the public. There are no dues. We hold monthly training sessions.

Our primary mission is to furnish communications support in the event of disaster or an event that warrants such support, when our served agencies’ normal communications fail or become overloaded. Our served agencies include the Emergency Management offices of Clark County and the Cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, the Southern Nevada Health District, the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Red Cross and 17 hospitals in Clark County.

When Clark County ARES/RACES is activated for an actual incident, event or exercise, we use K7CCN as our call sign.

Interested in joining?  To become a member of Clark County ARES/RACES, you must possess a valid FCC-issued Amateur Radio License and possess a serious interest in providing emergency communications.  A “serious interest” is manifested by regular participation in our training activities, in drills/exercises, completion of a basic Amateur Radio emergency communications course, and completion of four (4) free, online FEMA courses about the Incident Command System (ICS), which has been adopted by all our served government agencies. Completion of the four FEMA courses is also a requirement to be able to access some emergency management facilities in Clark County, and in one instance, a background check is also a requirement for access. 

To obtain more information about our unit or how to join Clark County ARES/RACES, email Bill Smith, W7HMV,

To learn the difference between ARES and RACES, click here:


State of Nevada Division of Emergency Management
Clark County Emergency Management
City of Las Vegas Emergency Management
City of North Las Vegas Emergency Management
City of Henderson Emergency Management
City of Boulder City Emergency Management
National Weather Service - Las Vegas Office
Southern Nevada American Red Cross
Southern Nevada Health District (including 17 hospitals)

Other Clark County Nevada Amateur Radio Nets of Interest

Tue - Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club: 1900L on 146.940 (-) 100.0 and 448.500 (-) 100
Thur - Nellis Radio Amateur Club: 1900L on 147.06 (+) 100.0 and 449.975 (-) 203.5
Thur - Nevada Section ARES VOIP Net: 1900L on 446.700 (-) 118.8 and IRLP 9258 & Echolink *NV-GATE*
Sat - Nevada Section ARES HF Net: 0700L 3.965
Sun - ARRL Southwest Division Net: 0800L 3.965
Sun - Nevada Section HF Traffic Net: 1815L Pacific on 3.945

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