All ARES related events and gatherings can be recorded using this form. It is only necessary to know the name and date of the event, how many ARES members participated, and either the duration of the event, if most hams were present for the entire event, or the person-hours used for the event. The person-hours are necessary if many hams checked-in and checked-out over the course of the event.
For the purpose of disasters, nets, and public service events, all ham radio operators are counted. For drills and training, only registered ARES members are counted. The call sign of each participant is required, especially for ARES members. ARES member call signs are used to keep track of training and participation in nets, training, drills, and public service events.