Located in the county of Collin, TX, we were 
organized in 1975 by a group of amateurs who had a strong desire to serve their community and provide emergency communications.  

The primary function of Collin County Amateur Radio Emergency Services or CCARES, is to support our Served Agencies. The agencies we support, but not limited to are The National Weather Service, The Red Cross, Homeland Security and The Department of Health Services.

ARRL Field Day
Field Day is Sat/Sun June 22/23 (4th weekend every June)

Find a Field Day site near you:  http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

To work as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

The presentations are available for you to download.  Website - HamCom

SET on Saturday, May 11
Reported that it was an overall success.  Look for another wider scale exercise this fall.


Thank you to everyone that attended (~300).  We appreciate your patience with the shutdown, the "lack of" elbow room like we would normally have, and the change of venue.

The presenters did a great job at bringing all the information down to a level that the beginner and the novice were able to understand.  Thank you to everyone that presented, organizations that provided information at the tables, registration, the NWS Forth Worth, Collin College, and Collin County Office of Emergency Management for the sponsorship.

We will look at the third week of January for the 2020 training date.


Here is the list of upcoming classes:

Collin County Active Alerts

CollinARES Social Media

Recent Announcements

  • CollinARES Presentation - Uploaded The presentation that was given at the Collin SKYWARN session has been uploaded and in the files section.
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 3:51 PM by Chadwick Stelzl
  • MARC Stealth Antenna Presentation https://mckinneyarc.org/2019/02/13/stealth-antenna-presentation/
    Posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:22 PM by Collin County TX ARES
  • SKYWARN TRAINING - COLLIN - RESCHEDULED 2/23 Due to the government shutdown, the training for this Saturday has been rescheduled.This training is rescheduled for:    February 23rd    Collin College Conference Center     9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco, TX 75035 ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:15 AM by Chadwick Stelzl
  • SKYWARN Training Status for 1/19 A decision will be made by the end of business today (Wednesday 1/16) to cancelling the training for this Saturday.  We will post the status on this website, Twitter ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2019, 8:21 AM by Chadwick Stelzl
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