Apparel Guidelines

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

As a point of reference, every member should have at least two tan shirts, and preferably two per of black 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.  The shirts are to be worn tucked into the pants.  In lieu of the Texas Constitutional Carry 2021 bill, our uniforms do not include any visible firearms.

Apparel Examples (In the Field)

ARES Deployment Apparel Requirements and Recommendations

The options and samples below are guidelines, not the only items you can order, and not an inclusive list of all places where you can acquire the items.

TACTICAL SHIRT

TACTICAL PANTS

TACTICAL BELT

BOOTS

VEST

  • Recommended to have at least one (1)
  • Must be Fluorescent Green or Safety Lime Green
  • Must have the words “AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS” in 2″ BLACK BLOCK letters on the back of the safety vest
  • Recommended to have the ARES Logo on front left
  • Recommended to have your Call Sign on the front right
  • Must be able to display ARES or ARRL ID while wearing vest
  • Can be purchased from various companies, for example:

HAT

  • Recommended to have at least one (1)
  • Must be Fluorescent Green or Safety Lime Green
  • Recommended to have the ARES Logo on front
  • Can be purchased from various companies, for example:

HARD HAT

  • Recommended to have a white hard hat
  • Can be purchased from various companies, for example:
    • Home Depot, Lowe’s
    • Harbor Freight

POLO SHIRTS

Polo shirts are no longer the standard. It is requested to have at least one of the new standard shirts on hand as soon as feasible, for consistent look across our membership.

EMBROIDERY

For logo embroidery, we have our logo and specifications on file at Bell Embroidery & Alterations, in Georgetown, Texas.