Ellis County RACES

In Ellis County, most of our storm spotting is handled by our Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) volunteers.  RACES is a radio communication service, provided by volunteer licensed amateurs, trained to provide essential communications and warning links to supplement State and local government assets during emergencies via amateur radio (HAM radio).  RACES activation and operation is authorized by emergency management officials only.


We are always looking for amateur radio operators interested in using their skills for public service and emergency communications.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of this dedicated team of amateur radio operators we are interested in you.