The Geauga Emergency Amateur Radio Service (GEARS) is a non-profit LLC which consists of licensed amateur radio operators who provide their time and equipment for volunteer duty in the public service and when disaster strikes.
Our trained volunteers can provide much-needed communications in times of emergency or disaster.
Events and Volunteering
We volunteer for events like festivals, bike rides, marathons and the Great Geauga County Fair. This helps us give back to the community while practicing our skills.
Licensed and Trained
Our volunteers are licensed amateur radio operators and are well-trained, including Incident Command System training.
We are a non-profit corporation. We do not charge for our services. We accept donations and sell merchandise.
Here are a few of our ongoing volunteer efforts.
The Great Geauga County Fair
We volunteer at the Fair every year, assisting the Sheriff’s Office and driving and dispatching golf carts to help people move around. (more info)
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
We help with the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival and some of our members even serve on the board.
Blossom Time Run
We work with the Chagrin Falls Police and the Chagrin Valley Jaycees.
Get in Touch
Are you running a charitable event and want amateur radio support?
Show off your support for GEARS with merchandise! All profits go to the group for equipment maintenance and insurance.
Donate to GEARS
We also accept direct donations.