No GEARS Meetings in November or December!

About Us

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.

Emergency Communications

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.

Volunteer Work

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.

Have an opportunity for us?

Please get in touch! We’re happy to help.

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?

GEARS Merchandise!

Show off your support for GEARS with merchandise! All profits go to the group for equipment maintenance and insurance.

We also accept direct donations.

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