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

Boynton repeater inspection & upgrades UPDATE

 On Tuesday, 15-Aug 2017 We got a work party to the repeater site On site was, Steve    KE7GXC Mitch    KI7JQK Danny  KG7TOX  George N0ZED  Accomplished:     — Battery change out     — Poly-phaser installed — some lightning protection.     — antenna check — FAILED  (oops, my MFJ antenna analyzer is

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