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.
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.
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.
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.