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Apparel Guidelines

ARES Deployment Apparel Requirements & Guidelines  – Updated 10/01/2017

In an effort to make sure that people KNOW who the ARES Amateur Radio Operators are in an event or emergency, we have come up with these requirements and guidelines for apparel.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. COLOR: Safety Lime Green or Florescent Green Safety Vest
  2. Recommended to have ARES Logo or Call Sign on front.
  3. Must be able to display ARES or ARRL ID while wearing vest or shirt
  4. Must have the words “AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS” in 2″ BLACK BLOCK letters on the back of the safety vest.

*** The options below are GUIDELINES – NOT the ONLY items you can order.  They are ideas to help you in your selection of apparel to wear.***

 

APPRAREL UPDATE:  (Oct. 13, 2020)

With ARRL no longer providing links to the ARRL ARES uniform shirts, WCARES has stepped into the gap for our members and defined the new standard for ARES uniform shirts. These are available by online order, to be safe during these COVID 19 times.

There has been a long term period of search and testing for alternatives to the ARRL version that was already in process before COVID lockdowns. This has been due to costs to members, keeping current with local served agency uniform trends, uniform appearance, and comfort. This shirt is machine washable. If you would like an undershirt for a variety of reason as many of us prefer, a Black t-shirt or Under-Armor type wicking shirt is expected. This ties into the color or our uniform pants and over all appearance.

WCARES will still honor the ARRL ARES tan polo shirts currently in possession, as we move towards this new standard. It is requested to have at least one of these on hand as soon as feasible, for consistent look across our membership.

As a point of reference, every member should have at least two shirts, and preferably two uniform pants, for when we are doing ,multi-day operations, on deployments, etc., so that uniforms will always be fresh on start of next operation cycle.”

Uniform

ARES Tan Shirt

Black Tactical Pants

The shirt can be purchased from LA Police Gear
https://lapolicegear.com/lapg-ss-field-shirt.html
Embordering can be done by
Crab Louie Screen Printing & Graphics;
1003 S Industrial Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681;
512-238-9790
Can be purchased at places like: https://lapolicegear.com/; https://www.511tactical.com/; https://www.propper.com/ online or locally from stores such as GT Distributors in Austin, and Academy Sports

Black Boots

Black Tactical Belt

Can be purchased at places like: https://lapolicegear.com/; https://www.511tactical.com/; https://www.propper.com/ online or locally from stores such as GT Distributors in Austin, Bates Boots and Academy SportsCan be purchased at places like: https://lapolicegear.com/; https://www.511tactical.com/; https://www.propper.com/ online or locally from stores such as GT Distributors in Austin, and Academy Sports

ARES Deployment Hat

Can be purchased from ARRL apparel shop online.

VEST OPTIONS

ANSI Class 2 Safety Vest. Lightweight

ARRL Lightweight Vest

Can be purchased from Hamthreads online.Can be purchased from ARRL apparel shop online.