Our emergency communications skills have been called into service on major disasters for over 50 years!  Some of these include our response to 9/11, Katrina, the LA Northridge and SF-Oakland Bay area earthquakes, the Oklahoma City bombing, the ‘89 & ‘92 and 2001 LaGuardia and Rockaway airline disasters, all NYC blackouts, the 2010 Haitian earthquake tragedy and hurricanes Irene and Sandy.  We are proud to supply invaluable communications to the American Red Cross when all other means fail.

"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."

Theodore Roosevelt

ARCECS - The ARC Emergency Communications Service


ARCECS is an Special Service Amateur Radio Club in the ARRL Hudson Division, New York City-Long Island (NLI) section. Created in 1964 within the then-Queens Chapter of the American Red Cross, ARCECS continues to provide Amateur Radio Emergency Communications assistance to the American Red Cross in the Greater New York Region.