Our Next CARES meeting

The next CARES meeting will be: Thursday, 10 August 2017 1830 – for CARES staff & AECs or designated representatives 1900 – regular membership meeting   This Month training Topic TE 2017 Callout    This Month training Topic G0 Kits in the park (parking lot) so bring your radio and personal 96-hour go kit Due to the weather forecast,

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

OCARES (CARES) 3rd quarter field test: MESH & Winlink Express – 9am, Saturday, 08-July-2017

The Oregon City ARES team 3rd quarter field test is scheduled for 9am, Saturday, 08-July-2017. All OCARES & CARES members are invited to participate. Location: Beavercreek Community Park on Leland ( Google maps coordinates: 45.288922, -122.551725 ) The technology target is Winlink Express using VHF radio & HAM MESH. Please confirm your participation by email

Great articles in June 2017 QST magazine

There are three great articles in June 2017 QST magazine (yea, I’m a bit behind on my reading): — Pg 9 editorial fighting the last war — Pg 13 FEMA representative Laura Goudreau KG7BQR. BTW, she spoke at the ARES meeting at SeaPac. — Pg 36 AREDN network Steve KE7GXC


  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

Boynton repeater inspection & upgrades

– 04 June 2017 –  Our next Inspection visit is in the planning. This next visit we need install a Polyphaser lightning arrestor and increase the grounding along with  updating  the  firmware. Date and Time TBD.   – Wednesday, 15-June-2016 The Boynton Yaesu Fusion DR-1X repeater (442.075 MHz, PL: 103.5 Hz) has been upgraded. Thank you to Jean

The GMO Pineapple SET UpDate

The GMO Pineapple SET UpDate The First statewide SET for OREGON ARES/RACES for 2017 Was on April 22nd, 2017    0900 – 1300 Update: Clackamas Co ARES participated in the Spring 2017 S.E.T. with 39 personnel activating the EOC ham facility and four field sites during the 4.5 hrs of operation that met all stated goals and

Recommended upgrade of Winlink

Recommended upgrade of Winlink Version 1.5.3  DOES seem to correct those nasty problems we all noted when there was not internet connected From Winlink Programs Group › Winlink Express version released post by W4PHS     May 4, 2017 Winlink Express version has been released.  You can get the update using the normal auto update procedure.