Meeting, Drill, Training, and Event Calendar

Saturday, 24 February 2018
  • Hardware Workshop

    Saturday, 24 February 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.

    This session will be repeated on June 2.

Thursday, 08 March 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 08 March 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, 10 March 2018
  • Charlie/Mike Team Drill

    Saturday, 10 March 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

    The Charlie and Mike teams will participate in a communications drill designed by the Charlie team.

Thursday, 22 March 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Antennas

    Thursday, 22 March 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, and then break into two groups for introductory and advanced discussions about antennas.

    John KI7LYP will lead the intro session in the main room. Material will include the basic types of antennas, directional properties, polarization, and gain/losses.

    Nate NA7EE will lead the advanced session in the Annex, covering antennas, transmission lines, baluns, matching systems (tuners), and impedance. Material will include function, characteristics, and losses.

    You are free to choose either session, based on your level of experience. Both sessions will conclude around 21:00.

Saturday, 07 April 2018
  • Walk MS Portland 2018

    Saturday, 07 April 2018
    Downtown Portland

    Multnomah County ARES has provided radio communications and course safety monitoring for the Walk MS Portland event in the past and looks forward to providing our services to the event organizers again in 2018.

    More details about the event, and how you can help, will be made available closer to the event date.

Thursday, 12 April 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 12 April 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, 14 April 2018
  • Spring SET

    Saturday, 14 April 2018 @ 09:00 - 13:00

    Multnomah County ARES will participate in a statewide Simulated Emergency Test. General information about the SET can be found on the Oregon ARES/RACES website. A drill guide for Multnomah County ARES members will be available closer to the exercise date.

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.

Saturday, 23 June 2018
  • Field Day

    Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 11:00 - Sunday, 24 June 2018 @ 14:00

    In previous years we've partnered with the Portland Amateur Radio Club for ARRL Field Day, but this year we're striking out on our own. We're still in the early planning stages, but our goal is to have a well-advertised event in a location with easy public access and a lot of foot traffic. More details will be made available as we get closer to the event date.

Sunday, 24 June 2018
  • Field Day

    Saturday, 23 June 2018 @ 11:00 - Sunday, 24 June 2018 @ 14:00

    In previous years we've partnered with the Portland Amateur Radio Club for ARRL Field Day, but this year we're striking out on our own. We're still in the early planning stages, but our goal is to have a well-advertised event in a location with easy public access and a lot of foot traffic. More details will be made available as we get closer to the event date.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Power Options

    Thursday, 28 June 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, and then break into two groups for introductory and advanced discussions about power options for radio gear.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 12 July 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, 14 July 2018
  • Vista House Event

    Saturday, 14 July 2018 @ 09:00 - 15:00
    Vista House, 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR

    To help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Vista House, Multnomah County ARES will hold an amateur radio event at the Vista House and at Multnomah Falls.

    More details will be made available closer to the event date.

Thursday, 26 July 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Parking Lot Go-Kit Show & Tell

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

    This month we'll be taking advantage of the nice Summer weather to hold our annual Go-Kits Show & Tell outside in the parking lot. Bring your go-kits and set up your field station so we can all exchange ideas on radio go-boxes, power sources, portable antennas and masts, shelters, and more!

Saturday, 28 July 2018
  • All Team Shelter Drill

    Saturday, 28 July 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

    All MCARES teams will participate in a drill simulating operations from shelter sites around the county.

Thursday, 09 August 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 09 August 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, 11 August 2018
  • Bravo/Charlie Team Drill

    Saturday, 11 August 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

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

Thursday, 23 August 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Repeaters

    Thursday, 23 August 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 using repeaters and our new mobile repeater kits.

Saturday, 08 September 2018
  • Alpha/Echo Team Drill

    Saturday, 08 September 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

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

Thursday, 13 September 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 13 September 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.

Friday, 14 September 2018
  • HF Campout

    Friday, 14 September 2018 @ 16:00 - Sunday, 16 September 2018 @ 12:00
    Timothy Lake, Oregon

    Multnomah County ARES has reserved a group camp site at Timothy Lake for this year's HF Campout. More details will be provided in the coming months.

Saturday, 15 September 2018
  • HF Campout

    Friday, 14 September 2018 @ 16:00 - Sunday, 16 September 2018 @ 12:00
    Timothy Lake, Oregon

    Multnomah County ARES has reserved a group camp site at Timothy Lake for this year's HF Campout. More details will be provided in the coming months.

Thursday, 27 September 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Non-Radio EOC ops, ICS review

    Thursday, 27 September 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 non-radio EOC operations and ICS review.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 11 October 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.

Thursday, 25 October 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training - Net Control

    Thursday, 25 October 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 net control.

Thursday, 08 November 2018
  • Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday, 08 November 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, 10 November 2018
  • Mike/Delta Team Drill

    Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 09:00 - 12:00

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

Thursday, 29 November 2018
  • Monthly Meeting & Training

    Thursday, 29 November 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.

Sunday, 02 December 2018
  • Leadership Planning Meeting

    Sunday, 02 December 2018 @ 10:00 - 16:00

    The Multnomah County ARES Leadership Team will meet to evaluate progress made over the last year, review feedback from the membership, set new goals, update documents, and outline the training plan for the new year.