Bucks County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, KB3BUX (BCARES), an affiliate of ARES®, consists
of licensed amateurs who have
voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment
for communications duty in the public service when disaster
strikes and causes the disruption of normal
communications services in the area. Every licensed amateur, regardless
of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization,
is eligible for membership in the 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 licensed
amateurs are eligible for membership.