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 (available soon
) 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

SCARES ICS217A Updated 4/26/17

By Ron NM5AA on April 26th

Added the BCARES UHF Portable Repeater. The file may be found in the Files->Frequencies folder. 

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July 2017
Monday 3rd
7:30pm NCS - N5UKA
Monday 10th
7:30pm NCS - W5YEJ
Monday 17th
7am SCARES Meeting
Monday 24th
7:30pm NCS - KD5DCN
Monday 31st
7:30pm NCS - NM5AA
August 2017
Sunday 6th
La Luz Trail Run
Monday 7th
7:30pm NCS - N7EXB
Monday 14th
7:30pm NCS - WI5B
Monday 21st
7pm SCARES Meeting
Saturday 26th
MS 150 Bike Tour
Sunday 27th
MS 150 Bike Tour
Monday 28th
7:30pm NCS - N7BBC
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some time ago

NM Section News

Nominations Being Accepted for NM Section Awards

One of the great qualities of our ARRL New Mexico Section is that it is full of active League members who do great things that positively impact our amateur radio community.  We’re also fortunate to have many ARRL-affiliated ham clubs across the Land of Enchantment that are teeming with activity and similarly benefit our community.  All deserve our gratitude.

Recognize that  member or club by nominating them for the New Mexico Section Ham of the Year award or the New Mexico Section Club of the Year award.

Nominations are being accepted right now, and are due no later than Sunday, July 30th. Recipients will be announced before the Section and awarded a plaque at the upcoming ARRL New Mexico State Convention (Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest, August 11-13).

Complete rules and online nomination forms for each award are available by clicking on the appropriate links in the “Awards” menu of this website.

We all know who the moving and shaking hams and clubs are within the New Mexico Section. Please take a moment to nominate them for recognition today.

on June 23rd
February 2017 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The February 2017 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

on February 17th

Sandoval County ARES

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