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

List of members eligible to vote in 2019 elections

By Ron NM5AA on December 2nd

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

Revised Net Roster and NCS Rotation

By Ron NM5AA on December 2nd

  Located in the Net Operations file folder.

SCARES Officers

President - KD5DCN  Email:

Vice President - K5KKW  Email:

Seretary - KC7MQZ  Email:

Treasurer - NM5AA  Email:

Board - KD5DCN  Email:

Board - K5KKW  Email:

Board - KF5DTR  Email:

Recent E-mails

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November 2018
Saturday 3rd
6am Deadman Peaks UltraMarathon
Monday 5th
7:30pm NCS - K5KKW
Monday 12th
7:30pm NCS - AF5LV
Monday 19th
7pm SCARES - Meeting
Monday 26th
7:30pm NCS - KC7MQZ
December 2018
Monday 3rd
7:30pm NCS - WB5ORT
Monday 10th
7:30pm NCS - K6TAA
Monday 17th
7pm SCARES - Meeting
Monday 24th
7:30pm No Net Meeting This Week
Monday 31st
7:30pm No Net Meeting This Week
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A Few Clouds and 35 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

A Few Clouds
Winds are Variable at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The pressure is 1018.6 mb and the humidity is 61%. Last Updated on Dec 12 2018, 9:52 am MST.

some time ago

NM Section News

There’s a New Extra-Class Ticket-Holder in NM

Congratulations to Daniel Alvarez, KC0CJD, of Los Lunas for passing his Extra exam earlier this month! And thanks to the Valencia County ARA’s W5YI Team for overseeing the exam.

on November 21st
ARRL Names a New RMD Vice-Director


ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has named Robert Wareham, NØESQ, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado,  as Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director. Wareham will serve the remaining term of Jeff Ryan, KØRM, who assumed the position of Rocky Mountain Director upon the resignation of Dwayne Allen, WY7FD.

“I have worked side-by-side with Robert for many years addressing issues that could have an effect on Amateur Radio, and I am pleased he is joining me at the Division level to continue these efforts” Ryan

An ARRL Life Member, Wareham has been serving as Colorado Section Emergency Coordinator since 2011. He previously served in the Field Organization as Colorado’s State Government Liaison and as Public
Information Officer. An attorney, Wareham assisted in drafting the bill that created the Colorado Auxiliary Emergency Communications Unit (AuxComm) in 2016. AuxComm is a unit of the Colorado Department of
Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) and is managed by Colorado ARES leadership under a Memorandum of Understanding.

Wareham also was instrumental in drafting a provision exempting Amateur Radio licensees from a hands-free cell phone bill, and for drafting a bill codifying the provisions of the limited federal pre-emption known
as PRB-1 into Colorado law. He has been providing pro bono legal assistance to Colorado Amateur Radio clubs for many years.

Wareham will serve the remainder of the Vice Director’s term, which runs through 2019.

on November 21st

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