Bob Turner, W6RHK Section Manager



The Orange Section is part of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Southwestern Division. Our section is made up of 4 counties: Inyo, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. This covers over 38,000 square miles with a population over 7 million.

The Orange Section ARES program supports public service events at a cost savings to the public for volunteer communications services.

ARES Volunteers also support emergency operations with service hours for additional cost savings to the community.

For the 2023 calendar year the ARES Program had supported 41 public service events. This represents 1,087 volunteer hours at a cost savings to the public of $40,567.

ARES had also responded to 8 emergency operations for 2023. This represents 222 service hours, at a volunteer cost savings of $8,285 for the same period.

To learn more about the ARES program, click on the ARES link above.



To find an Orange section club using the ARRL Section pulldown menu on the ARRL website.


There are many benefits to becoming an ARRL member. Click here to read about Member Benefits.



For those seeking information on the ARES Program, please view the

ARES Orientation for new and prospective members video.