What is RACES?

The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service is an organization of licensed amateur radio operators who volunteer their time and equipment to provide supplemental communication to local, county and state governments in times of emergency or natural disaster. RACES Nets are authorized by the Federal Communications Commission per Part 97, Subpart E and the local Emergency Management offices. A major function performed by RACES in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is providing information to the National Weather Service during periods of threatening or severe weather.

Dallas-area RACES nets are authorized by the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management, and the Federal Communications Commission per Part 97, Subpart E. Dallas County. The many cities in the area each have their own RACES organizations. Each organization is independent of the others. However, all belong to the Dallas Area RACES Council, cooperate in their basic requirements, and provide mutual aide and support.


News and Announcements

  • Public Service Opportunities: Dallas Marathon and Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot Two public service opportunities are coming up this fall! The Dallas Marathon will be held on Sunday, December 12th, 2021, and you can sign up now if you're interested ...
    Posted by Tony Mendina
  • 2021 Virtual Skywarn Training and Resources Please take a the time to keep your Skywarn training up to date this year! Thanks to Megan, KF9AS, for these links and information. Sessions being offeredhttps://www.weather ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2021, 7:30 PM by Tony Mendina
  • 2019 Cloud Cowboy Reference Manual Released The Dallas Area RACES Council announces the release of the 2019 Cloud Cowboy Reference Manual. This is the 29th year in production for the primary reference manual used by storm ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 7:47 PM by Pat Hykkonen
  • 2018 Cloud Cowboy Reference Manual Released The Dallas County RACES Council announces the release of the 2018 Cloud Cowboy Reference Manual. This is the 28th year in production for the primary reference manual used by storm ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 5:41 PM by Pat Hykkonen
  • 2016 RACES Conclave A symposium for RACES members, served agencies, emergency incident coordinators and neighboring communities. Introduction to resources, capabilities, agencies’ needs, and tools.Saturday September 10, 20169:00 AM to ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 7:26 PM by Pat Hykkonen
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