About Us

Sacramento County ARES are licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with our team for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

In addition to disasters, our team provides communication support for community and special events all across the Sacramento Valley. We especially support Sacramento County OES and the Gold Country Region of the American Red Cross.

We are happy to help when needed.


Our team includes many dedicated volunteers, and the best ways to contact us include the following people:

  • Jay Ballinger – N6SAC, Emergency Coordinator : n6sac @ arrl.net
  • Michael Joseph – KK6ZGB, District 3 EC : kk6zgb @ gmail.com
  • Greg Kruckewitt – KG6SJT, Sacramento Valley EC : kg6sjt @ gmail.com