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.

Saturday, 13 January 2018
  • Workshop: PRRO Certification

    Saturday, 13 January 2018 @ 13:00 - 17:00

    The PRRO Certification workshop will provide an overview of the Winlink system and will go into detail on configuring Winlink Express, sending and receiving messages, and using templates. Plenty of time will be provided for hands-on practice, and operators who feel ready will have an opportunity to complete their check sheet and earn their Packet RMS Radio Operator (PRRO) certification.

    This workshop is now full, but you can still contact Brian at KE7QPV [at] arrl [dot] net to be put on a wait list.

Thursday, 25 January 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training

    Thursday, 25 January 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. The main meeting will run from 19:00 to 21:00.