Ellis County ARES is closely affiliated with the Ellis County Amateur Radio Club WD5DDH.  It is with their support that we host training, activation and SKYWARN nets on the WD5DDH repeaters.

We welcome all licensed amateur radio operators to be part of Ellis County ARES, without regard to ECARC club membership.

Club Affiliation

Skywarn Training in Waxahachie: Thursday 03/05/20

The NWS is conducting SKYWARN training across north Texas.  This training will occur in Waxahachie on 03/05/20, location to be determined.     

Find another training session. 


Ellis County Amateur Radio Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.


Training Net

ARES meetings or training nets are held on the first Thursday of the month.  On-air nets are held on the WD5DDH repeaters.  Off-air meetings are held at the Waxahachie Police Department EOC at  630 Farley Street in Waxahachie.  See our Facebook page for the latest information regarding upcoming meetings.

Winlink Net

A peer-to-peer Winlink net is held immediately following the monthly training net.

Voice check-in on the WD5DDH repeaters.

SKYWARN is a volunteer program of trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  Learn more about SKYWARN.

Ellis County ARES provides SKYWARN storm spotting in support of and upon activation by the National Weather Service Fort Worth office.

To participate in our SKYWARN activities, you must be a member of the Ellis County ARES group and have participated in an National Weather Service SKYWARN training within the last two years.

Listen to the Ellis County ARES Skywarn net activations on 145.410 mhz.

Ellis County, Texas