Our members are made up of amateur radio enthusiasts, most of whom are licensed Amateur Radio operators who are ever ready to sacrifice their precious time and energy when their assistance is required. Amateur radio operators (also called Radio amateurs or simply hams) are people who enjoy experimenting with wireless communication. Most of them have two-way radio equipment including walkie-talkies, VHF, UHF and HF transceivers. Being a MARES member enables most of them to focus on emergency and disaster preparedness.