Walton County ARES Mission

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

To that end, it is the mission of Walton County ARES to to serve as the coordinating point for amateur radio operators for the purpose of assisting our served agencies with communications operations in Walton County in the event of a communications emergency.


  • EC – Mike Califf, K4RIG
  • AEC Net Manager – Frank Hobbs, KN4QJ
  • AEC Digital – Don Jones, K4GO
  • AEC Skywarn – Frank Hobbs, KN4QJ
  • Red Cross Liaison – Bill Ayers, WA1ERS
  • Government Liaison – Stan Edwards, WA4DYD
  • Traffic Nets Liaison – Frank Hobbs, KN4QJ
  • NWS Liaisons – Frank Hobbs, KN4QJ & Don Jones, K4GO


Served Agencies

  • Walton County EMA
  • Piedmont Walton Hospital
  • American Red Cross
  • National Weather Service


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Join Walton County ARES

Are you interested in emergency communications and public service?

If you have a willingness to train and participate in activities supporting emergency communications you are a good candidate for participation in Walton County ARES.

Start by submitting an ARES Registration Form. Then visit our Training page, download an ARES Training Task Book and begin the training process.