South County Subunit of CARES Connectivity Exercise

On 18 November The South County Subunit of CARES invites everybody to join in for a 6M & 10M FM mode Connectivity Exercise  from 0900 to 1100. The purpose of this exercise is to encourage SOCO and CARES members to begin using these bands for local voice communications. Those wishing to be involved will be

Oregon’s New Distracted Driving Law

OREGON HOUSE BILL 2597 DISTRACTED DRIVING FACT SHEET THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW: Focus on driving and put away the distractions. IMPORTANT DATES: Sunday, October 1, 2017: is when the law goes into effect. January 1, 2018: is when the court has the option to waive the fine for first-time offenders who attend a Distracted

National Night Out 2017 goes on the air

Oregon City Police Department’s National Night Out was held at 1232 Linn Avenue, Mt. Pleasant school. Among the vendors and organizations participating, was the Oregon City sub unit of Clackamas Amateur Radio Emergency Services or OCARES. OCARES members set up ham radio stations, using battery power and multiple solar charging systems. They demonstrated the ability

National Night Out 2017

Come and join us at National Night Out 2017 – Tuesday, August 1, 2017 CARES will have a table and exhibits at Oregon City’s National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  National Night Out has been celebrated across North America

Oregon City Amateur Radio Emergency Services Unit holds a field test

July 10, 2017 Oregon City Amateur Radio Emergency Services (OCARES), a subgroup of the county-wide Clackamas Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CARES), volunteer personnel gathered in Beavercreek Community Park on July 8 to simulate establishing emergency communications capabilities. When disaster strikes, one of the key infrastructures highly likely to be affected is communications. Actual events, such

SOCO SET 2017

  Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CARES) S.E.T. Operations Order “SOCO SET” 06 / 17 / 17 Prepared by: J.R. Wheeler – KD7LBM Assistant Emergency Coordinator (ARES) Clackamas County, OR Purpose The purpose of this SET is to provide members of the South Clackamas County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Sub-unit an opportunity to practice deploying and