Sandoval County Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) has been dedicated to providing emergency communications and related services to our served agencies since 1991.

Served Agencies include:

City of Rio Rancho (and other local municipalities)
Sandoval County
State of New Mexico
Federal Government


New members are always welcome.

For more information, please check-in to the Sandoval County ARES radio Net, held on the SCARES repeater system every Monday evening at 1930 local time (except the THIRD Monday of each month at 1900, which is our regular meeting night).

All SCARES repeaters are linked for the net. Repeater frequencies are:

147.10 MHz, 147.08 MHz, 443.00 MHz, 443.10 MHz
(All SCARES repeaters have a Positive offset with 100 Hz PL tone)
Our monthly meeting is held on the third Monday of each
month at 1900 MST/MDT.

Meeting location:

Rio Rancho
Fire & Rescue Administration

1526 Stephanie Road
Rio Rancho, NM

Note: We enter the building via the side door, behind the locked gate.
       Give a call on the 147.10 MHz Repeater (100 Hz PL) to be let in.

To join SCARES, please fill out the application form
and mail it along with your check for $10 to Sandoval County ARES, P.O. Box 44394, Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4394.

Sandoval County ARES Leadership

- Ben Glick - KD5DCN (District Emergency Coordinator) Email:

- Terry Breitenfeldt - N7EXB (Emergency Coordinator) Email:

- Ron Reder - NM5AA (Emergency Coordinator) Email:

Group News


By Tom W5THS on August 23rd, 2017


SCARES Officers

President - Ben Glick - KD5DCN Email:

Vice President - Chris Behl - K5KKW Email:

Seretary - Alex Fruland - KC7MQZ Email:

Treasurer - Ron Reder - NM5AA Email:

Board - Ben Glick - KD5DCN Email:

Board - Chris Behl - K5KKW Email:

Board - Eric Shockey - KF5DTR Email:

Recent E-mails

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July 2018
Monday 2nd
7:30pm NCS - KF5DTR
Monday 9th
7:30pm NCS - AF5FI
Monday 16th
7pm SCARES - Meeting
Monday 23rd
7:30pm NCS - KC5IZR
Monday 30th
7:30pm NCS - K5KKW
August 2018
Monday 6th
7:30pm NCS - AF5LV
Monday 13th
7:30pm NCS - KC7MQZ
Monday 20th
7pm SCARE - Meeting
Monday 27th
7:30pm NCS - WB5ORT
September 2018
Monday 3rd
7:30pm NCS - K6TAA
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A Few Clouds and Breezy and 71 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

A Few Clouds and Breezy
Winds are from the East at 24.2 gusting to 39.1 MPH (21 gusting to 34 KT). The pressure is 1012.9 mb and the humidity is 61%. Last Updated on Aug 20 2018, 12:52 am MDT.

some time ago

NM Section News

A new Tech and an upgrade to General

Congratulations to a new ham and to a ham who upgraded, courtesy of their own hard work and the testing prowess of the Valencia County ARA Volunteer Examiner team (W5YI).

The newcomer? Kevin Welander of Los Lunas, who earned his Tech license (call TBA). Elmers, start your engines!

And Cynthia Wimberly, KL7FQR, of Belen upgraded to a General ticket.

Well done!

4 days ago
In Socorro, kudos to a special-event crew

Shared with permission: From Dave Finley, N1IRZ, net control, Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon 2018, Aug. 3-4:

Thank you all for your support of this weekend’s Triathlons. We had another highly successful event, with excellent participation in both the Youth and the Adult races. I received thanks from many of the participants, and I presume some of you did, too. As has always been the case in the 23 years of Socorro’s triathlon, our amateur-radio support is greatly appreciated by both the participants and the organizers.

Stacy Timmons, this year’s race director, was performing that role for the first time. At the end of the race, she told me, “I don’t know how anyone could do this job without you guys.” The USA Triathlon official working this race told her at the end that “you guys did a great job.” He was very enthusiastic about how well-run the Socorro event was, and that is high praise from someone who has officiated countless triathlons over many years. I consider the situational awareness that we provide to the race director to be a valuable part of keeping things on track during the race.

Our volunteer service for this highly-visible community event definitely shows the value of amateur radio to our friends and neighbors as well as to the larger audience of participants from around New Mexico and surrounding states.

Thanks again for a job well done!

Doug May, KF5AVG
Eric Stargardt, KF5RCN
Henry Newton, KC5WYA
Bear Albrecht, W5VZB
Jim Lommen, KC7QY
Martin Pokorny, KB7YRK
Ananda Pravinkumar, AB9XC
Jim Jackson, KE5LEI
Jon Spargo, KC5NTW

on August 5th

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