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

- KD5DCN (District Emergency Coordinator)  Email:

- NM5AA (Emergency Coordinator)  Email:

Group News

2018 FEMA Strategic Plan

By Ron NM5AA on December 19th, 2018

The plan plus Appendix A and the graphic may be seen here 2018 FEMA Strategic Plan.pdf

List of members eligible to vote in 2019 elections

By Ron NM5AA on December 2nd, 2018

Documents may be found in "Club Documents" folder. Visible only to members.

SCARES Officers

President - KD5DCN  Email:

Vice President - K5KKW  Email:

Seretary - W5THS  Email:

Treasurer - NM5AA  Email:

Board - KD5DCN  Email:

Board - N6SIK  Email:

Board - K5BIQ  Email:

Recent E-mails

Join this group or to see this content


December 2020
Monday 7th
7:30pm NCS - W5THS
Monday 14th
7:30pm NCS - N5UKA
Monday 21st
7pm SCARES Meeting
Monday 28th
7:30pm NCS - KG5WED
January 2021
Monday 4th
7:30pm NCS - WA5YUL
Monday 11th
7:30pm NCS - KD5DCN
Monday 18th
7pm SCARES Meeting
Monday 25th
7:30pm NCS - NM5AA
February 2021
Monday 1st
7:30pm NCS - K5BIQ
January 2021
« »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6


A Few Clouds and 39 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

A Few Clouds
Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1023.1 mb and the humidity is 70%. Last Updated on Jan 20 2021, 4:52 pm MST.

some time ago

NM Section News

But Wait! There’s More — New Hams and Upgrades

We have yet another group of new hams to welcome, as well as upgrades to celebrate.

Congratulations to new Technician license holder James Parish, KI5JJA. Andy Dow, KI5JJB, tested through to General. Pedro Acosta, KI5JJC, tested through to General. Richard Thompson, AG5ZD, tested through to Extra. David Fisher, K5RFP, upgraded to Extra. Roy Hogan, KD5FPP, upgraded to Extra. Mark Burton, KG5LEQ, upgraded to General. Charles L. Randle, AG5ZE, passed his Technician and got his lapsed Extra back.

The new licensees come courtesy of Jim Kajder’s (AF5FH) test team and its June 6 test session — sponsored by the high Desert Amateur Radio Club and conducted outdoors and with masks and plenty of social distancing.

on June 10th, 2020
Welcome Some New Hams!

Time to play catch-up with some newly licensed hams.

Congratulations to new Technician license holders Hal Radioff, KI5JBV; Blaine Bachman, KI5JBU; Billy Hubbell, KI5JBW; and Michael Garcia, KI5JBX. Mike Grashius, K5LMG tested through to General. And Christopher Bowen, AG5YZ, tested through to Extra. The new licensees come courtesy of Jim Kajder’s (AF5FH) test team and its May 24 test session — outdoors and with masks and plenty of social distancing.

Meanwhile, back in mid March, the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association’s W5YI test team added one new ham and an upgrade to the mix: George Szymkowski, KI5IQQ, earned his Technician license; and William Anderson, KI5HQI, upgraded to General.

As they say, let the Elmering begin!

on June 5th, 2020

Sandoval County ARES

Powered by GroupSpaces · Terms · Privacy Policy · Cookie Use · Create Your Own Group