Welcome to the Bibb County Georgia ARES web site

Bibb County GA Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a group of dedicated Amateur Radio volunteers ("Hams") that provide emergency communications (EmComm) for various public safety agencies in the Middle GA area in a time of disaster and infrastructure failure.  Our National Weather Service (NWS) trained members also provide weather related information for the Central Georgia Area through the NWS SkyWarn spotter program.

The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency  (Spencer Hawkins - Macon/Bibb EMA Director) provides us with state of the art amateur radio equipment at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in beautiful downtown Macon.  This equipment enables us to establish communications with Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and various other state and national organizations during the time of need.  We also work in conjunction with the EMA to staff the EOC and its mobile command post for communications with our volunteers allowing the EMA staff to concentrate on damage assessments and other important duties assisting the public in the time of need.

Other agencies we serve are the Macon-Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Macon-Bibb Co. Fire Department, Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency Facebook page, various EMS agencies, and the American Red Cross.  Our volunteers also provide emergency communications for hospitals located in Region 5 or (F) area when needed.

Anyone holding a valid FCC issued Amateur Radio license in Bibb County, or surrounding counties, is encouraged to participate and become a member of the Macon-Bibb County ARES team.  To learn more contact Matt Butterworth(W4JMB), the Emergency Coordinator for Bibb County ARES.

When all else fails-- Amateur Radio works!



2019 ARES Christmas Party

    On December 3rd, the Macon ARES Organization met for our Annual Christmas Feast and Fellowship. We had roughly 30 members and guests attend and fun and fellowship soon was abounding everywhere. From the tasty treats that were shared to the crazy and hilarious stories told from past Ham events and other entities tied to historic Bibb County service. I truly believe this was the best yet. I look forward to many more years of friendship and service as we enter the 2020 season.

We presented a plaque to show our appreciation to Corbett Tate for his outstanding support for Macon Bibb ARES and all of the donations including time and materials to help get our new repeater site ready. He has been instrumental in making this process much smoother. He is truly a credit to the Ham community and we are very thankful for him.

 May each of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. See a few pics from the gathering.

Recent Announcements

  • Hurricane Matthew Support/ Thanks I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO VOLUNTEERED YOUR TIME DURING THE HURRICANE MATTHEW EVACUATIONS AND SUPPORTING THE COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SHELTERS IN BIBB COUNTY. YOU ARE ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 8:12 AM by Joseph Butterworth
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  • WX4EMA D-Star Operation Guide.pdf   133k - Apr 28, 2014, 9:07 AM by Larry Crichton (v1)
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