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).
Our monthly meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month at 19:00. All meetings are at the Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97230. If you are interested in seeing what we’re all about, please come by a half hour before the meeting and meet with our leadership team.
We hold a weekly net on Wednesdays at 19:00 on the W7LT 146.84- repeater. It is a directed net and everyone is welcome to check in. You can also find our regular events and more on our Calendar.
It is nearly time once again for the annual Walk MS event in Portland. Multnomah County ARES is honored to have been asked by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to provide communications support for their event again this year. In years past this event has been well regarded as a training and public service event for the Amateur Radio community.
The event takes place on Saturday, April 23 from approximately 08:00 to 13:00, and is held in downtown Portland along the Esplanade and in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
To learn more, or to sign up to help, please visit the Walk MS Portland Communications Volunteer Registration Form.
UPDATE: Due to amazing volunteer turnout, we have been able to staff all event communications positions much earlier than expected. We have therefore decided to close volunteer registration early, on April 1. This will allow the event communications team more time to finalize position assignments and other details before the event.