Welcome!

The Multnomah County ARES group consists of federally licensed amateur radio operators who are trained in emergency communications and have a strong desire to serve our community whenever the need arises. Hams from throughout the county, who have an interest in community service and emergency communications, are strongly encouraged to get involved. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a field organization of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

We invite all interested parties to attend our monthly meetings and check into our regular nets. A complete list of drills, training workshops, volunteer opportunities, and other events can be found on our calendar; the next two months of scheduled activity are listed below.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - SSTV

    Thursday, 26 April 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
    Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR

    There will be a Q&A session and informal gathering for new members from 18:15 to 19:00. We will meet in the main room at 19:00 for leadership updates and general business, followed by training on Winlink.

Saturday, 28 April 2018
  • Cable Making Workshop

    Saturday, 28 April 2018 @ 12:00 - 16:00
    Northeast Portland

    Cable making workshop - details TBD

Thursday, 10 May 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:30

    The Multnomah County ARES Leadership Team meets monthly to discuss membership and recruitment, drills/exercises, outreach opportunities, training, and other topics critical to the success of our organization.

Saturday, 12 May 2018
  • Echo/Bravo Team Drill

    Saturday, 12 May 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

    The Echo and Bravo teams will participate in a communications drill designed by the Echo team.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Voice Traffic & Forms

    Thursday, 24 May 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
    Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR

    There will be a Q&A session and informal gathering for new members from 18:15 to 19:00. We will meet in the main room at 19:00 for leadership updates and general business, followed by training on voice traffic and forms.

Saturday, 02 June 2018
  • Hardware Workshop

    Saturday, 02 June 2018 @ 12:00 - 16:00
    Northeast Portland

    This will be a show & tell type session with plenty of hardware to touch and talk about! There will be a presentation about many of the different types of hardware used in ham radio stations, what they do, and when you need or don’t need them. Some of the items will include antenna tuners, TNCs, antenna switches, SWR meters, amplifiers, keyers, antenna analyzers, and many more.

    After the presentation, there will be a Question & Answer session, then some additional time to actually see various pieces of equipment.

    Attendance will be limited to 20 attendees with priority given to active MCARES members although all
    hams or interested parties are invited if space permits. Contact training [at] multnomahares [dot] org to sign up and receive location details.

Saturday, 09 June 2018
  • Delta/Alpha Team Drill

    Saturday, 09 June 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

    The Delta and Alpha teams will participate in a communications drill designed by the Delta team.

Thursday, 14 June 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:30

    The Multnomah County ARES Leadership Team meets monthly to discuss membership and recruitment, drills/exercises, outreach opportunities, training, and other topics critical to the success of our organization.