Basic Deployment Equipment Checklist

The following items are the minimum required items when deploying to an emergency event or training exercise:

  • 2-meter hand-held
  • 2 meter mag-mount antenna and coax
  • Earphone
  • Paper and pencil
  • ARES ID card and other credentials
  • Extra batteries
  • Appropriate clothing (see Uniform below)
  • Food and water

Here is a detailed look at a sample 12 hour Deployment Go Kit


When activated forDenver ARES Logo Denver ARES activities involving our served agencies the following is acceptable attire:

  • Khaki polo, long-sleeved shirt or short-sleeved shirt with Colorado ARES Denver logo
  • Navy blue cargo pants
  • Black shoes/boots
  • Yellow/green safety vest with ARES logo and “Amateur Radio Emergency Services” across the back
  • (optional) Yellow/green hat with ARES logo and or “Amateur Radio Emergency Service” on the front