The Greene County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (GCARES)aressmall
is a field organization of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and is comprised of FCC licensed amateur radio operators. Our “Hams” volunteer their time, skill and equipment to serve the community during times of disaster and distress, when normal communications media are not available, have failed or are badly overburdened.


We are amateur radio operators who have volunteered our time, knowledge and equipment to the citizens and agencies of Greene County, Tennessee. In the event of  natural or man-made disasters, we are prepared to provide emergency backup communications via amateur radio.  We are the members of the Greene County Amateur Radio  Emergency Services (GCARES).

How You Can Help – TRAINING

Amateur Radio has always been an activity of exploration and discovery as well as personal growth and social interaction.  The people who often receive the most satisfaction from amateur radio are those who have spent time developing skills. They have made a commitment to increase their knowledge of the subject and who have become a part of the fabric of the amateur community.  Obtaining a license and purchasing a radio does not make you a radio amateur any more than purchasing a tennis racket makes you a tennis player.  If I may carry this analogy a step further, mentoring in ham radio is like coaching in sports; it is ineffective unless there is an effort from the participant.

“Without involvement, there is no commitment.  Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it.  No involvement, no commitment.”
So to make this a little shorter… for those of you that are amateur operators already, get involved, join your local ARES group or find way to participate in activities.  Furthermore, recruit new members to “Ham Radio” and to ARES, share your passion for your hobby.


Contact Info

For Information concerning Green County ARES please email:

Rodney Webb – W4WRE – w4wre66@gmail.com

Also please send any updates and images that you may have for the website to the above email as well.

GCARES Emergency Coordinator- Rodney Webb, W4WRE
GCARES Assistant Emergency Coordinators-
AEC – Administration:
AEC – Net Operations:

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