The Western Massachusetts Section has re-started the former Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) membership database. This database was in use up until 2019 or 2020, and contains records going back to at least 2013. We are in the process of cleaning up the membership records, and we are urging every ARES member in the WMA section to log in or create a new record and make sure we have your information up to date.
To update or create a new WMA ARES membership record, on this website, use the menu to navigate to Emergency Communications > ARES Member Registration System.
If you already have a password from prior use, it should still work. If not, there is a link to reset your password, but it requires that you have access to the email you used when you first registered. If you cannot access an existing registration, email either Gil, WK1H firstname.lastname@example.org or myself, Chuck WS1L email@example.com and we will get you reset.
If you have never registered with this database, you will need to create a new record. You will find that this database has fields for a lot of data to record your equipment, availability and training. Please be as thorough as possible as the information provided is a value when we need to match abilities with needs.
Even if you already have an existing record, please take a few moments to update all your information so that we have the most up to date records possible. Every ARES member should update their information once a year so that we are able to accurately assign resources to needs.
Many thanks for being a part of ARES!
73 de Chuck, WS1L