Welcome to Louisiana ARES Region 7

Louisiana ARES Region 7 is a field organization of the American Radio Relay League. It is composed of FCC licensed amateur radio operators who are trained emergency communicators, volunteering their time, skill, and equipment to serve the public interest.

Region 7’s area of operation covers the Parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, DeSoto and Red River in the Northwest corner of Louisiana.

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in LA Region 7 ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio License, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

Our goal is to prepare ourselves, our equipment, and our organization to promptly respond in an emergency situation and provide critical communications to support disaster relief operations as needed.