Colorado ARES R1D6

of Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties

What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in public service when disaster strikes.  Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible for membership in ARES.

R1D6 ARES is participating in the Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer program.

All R1D6 current and future members need to register at

Who We Are

R1D6 ARES is sponsored by the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. As such, it is the primary staffing and support organization for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Incident Management Team (IMT), Communications Unit.  R1D6 provides primary incident communications support for public safety, first responders and auxiliary support to the  Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)  as well as other public events. R1D6 has developed a program that is unmatched in the United States, blending the many capabilities of amateur radio with professional training certification and experience. 

Our Mission

R1D6 ARES mission is to be the preeminent volunteer communications organization within the State of Colorado through continuous improvements to our relationships and expertise with Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties while expanding the depth and breadth of our service within the community.

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Emergency Coordinator

Marco Vasquez, N0MKV

Assistant EC

Art Bullock, N0AIU

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