Multnomah County ARES Announcements

by MultCoARES on June 12, 2013

The State of Oregon ARES-RACES has a new website. Please visit.

Heres the Multnomah County ARES SOP. Its still a work in progress.

Heres this years training schedule enjoy!
2014 Training Calendar-NEW

Multnomah County ARES would like to announce that we now have three e-mail lists that members can use to get answers to their ARES related questions. The lists are groups of members willing to share their experience with other members. All you have to do is send an e-mail to one of the list and members will send you their answers.
The groups are
newham [at] multnomahares [dot] org for all things relating to folks just getting started.
digital [at] multnomahares [dot] org for all things digital over RF Winlink, packet, NBEMS etc.
technical [at] multnomahares [dot] org for issues concerning antennas, HF, power, frequencies, operating, setting up your ham shack, go kits, mobile.
So if you have questions don’t be afraid to ask.
Thanks N4PDX


by MultCoARES on January 1, 2010

Celebrating 75 Years of Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)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).

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. on the 146.840- Portland Amateur Radio Club (PARC) repeater our weekly net is held. It  is a directed net and all are welcome.

Our monthly meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are at the Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97230.

Looking for our regular events? See the Calendar. Need help navigating the site? Try the Sitemap. Want more information? Contact us.

Northwest Traffic and Training Net

by MultCoARES February 25, 2014

Provides daily practice in handling formal written traffic. Every evening of the year the NTTN meets on the linked repeaters of the Western Oregon Radio Club at 6:05 P.M. The frequencies are 145.27, 145.43, 145.47, 146,80, and 443.150 MHz all with a PL tone of 107.2. Message handling is the main thing we as ARES […]

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HT Go Kits and What you should be able to do with your radio.

by MultCoARES March 6, 2013

Here’s a good list of things we should be able to do with our hand held radios and a go kit suggestion. From Nate N9VCU from his Feb. training presentation. You HT Go-Kit might contain: Manual, Cloning Cable Whip Antenna/Counterpoise Aftermarket External Antenna (Roll-Up J-Pole or other) Method to Deploy Antenna, SMA/BNC/PL-259 adapters, Feed Line […]

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Get your Multnomah County Tee Shirts Sweatshirts!

by MultCoARES April 27, 2012
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Greetings All, The new Multnomah County ARES/RACES shirts are ready for order. Please see the attachment to see what they look like. You can order your shirt at any of our monthly meetings or send me an e-mail kk7deb [at] arrl [dot] net The costs are: short sleeve T-shirt=$12 long sleeve T-shirt = $14 short […]

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New Members/ Interested Parties

by MultCoARES April 13, 2012

QST,QST,QST Dust off that license and dig out that radio. Put ‘em to work! Would you like to be a part of emergency communications? Would you like to learn more about your radio? Would you like to help your neighbors when a natural disaster strikes? Give back to your community, serve in an exciting field, […]

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Tsunami Safety

by MultCoARES March 14, 2011

Colleagues, In addition to concern for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, please use this event to ensure that your own safety is attended to. Note the following: 1) The Sendai tsunami wave was approximately 27 feet high. Current research indicates that when The Big One strikes the Oregon Coast – when, not if […]

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Multnomah County ARES is Now Multnomah County ARES/RACES

by MultCoARES December 31, 2010

RACES is a radiocommunication service, conducted by volunteer licensed amateurs, designed to provide emergency communications to local or state civil-preparedness agencies. It is a part of the Amateur Radio Service that provides radio communications for civil-preparedness purposes only, during periods of local, regional or national civil emergencies. These emergencies are not limited to war-related activities, […]

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Disaster Prep Tips

by MultCoARES February 26, 2010

As we start a new decade, let’s review some of the basics of Amateur Radio disaster preparedness. The following are tips from John Covington, W4CC, of Dallas, North Carolina. You must make sure you’re personally prepared for a disaster before you can even consider helping with Amateur Radio. If you are preoccupied with personal matters, […]

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