Welcome to Paulding County ARES®


Paulding County ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service®) is a group of dedicated and trained Ham Radio operators that provide communications assistance to Local, State and National agencies. These services can be utilized should conventional communications fail, to supplement existing communications, or to provide needed communications for events such as parades, bike rides and other activities.

Paulding County ARES meets for a weekly net every Thursday evening at 7:30pm on the WB4QOJ repeater at 146.955 (-) 77Hz tone and is located in Dallas, GA.

Training Opportunities

The following new courses have been added to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency training calendar:
All Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) at Forsyth County (Cumming) on March 7, 2016
Communications Technician at Cherokee County (Canton) on June 6, 2016

If you are interested in attending either of the courses, please contact Dave Fuller (Paulding ARES Emergency Coordinator).

Find more information here

You can contact Dave either through e-mail or by phone:

Spotter Reporting Criteria - IMPORTANT

img When making storm reports to the Net, please follow the below Reporting Criteria unless instructed otherwise by Net Control.

Minimum Severe Reporting Criteria
- All tornado, wall cloud, etc
- All hail reports allowed
- Only wind speeds and/or gusts greater than 50 mph
- All severe hydro related events (flooding, flash flood, etc)
- All notable damage generated from a storm
- All winter reports, IF they have a significant impact
- All tropical reports, IF they have a significant impact

What is NOT allowed (unless otherwise requested by Net Control)
- No test reports.
- No lightning reports
- No "sky is clear" reports
- No "storm is getting stronger/weaker" reports
- No fog reports
- No radar based reports
- No reports of what you are hearing on scanner / ham radio / TV
- No rain measurements unless you believe it constitutes flood conditions.
     Use CoCoRaHS for precip reports!
- No snow measurements unless you believe it constitutes a dangerous
- No general information like "storm is passing the Georgia border" 

ARES Trailer - Update!!


More progress continues to be made on the new ARES Communications trailer!  KK4BBX has very graciously welded a new spare tire holder and antenna mast support to the front of the trailer.  This, along with the new interior, AC, electrical, antenna connections, etc.  Have made this a fully functional MCV and has now been used in several communications events!  Some new pictures showing the new antenna mast support and spare tire holder can be found by clicking on the Gallery link above, or go straight to the pictures by clicking here .  Thanks again to everyone involved in the project and we will add more pictures soon.