Membership

Membership Form

Membership Classification Guidelines
The goal of these guidelines is to have a clear understanding of who our members are and our group’s capacity to respond if we are activated. It is not meant to discourage anyone from participation in Multnomah County ARES as they are able. We encourage participation at any level.

ACTIVE Members

  1. Have an FCC Amateur Radio License.
  2. Have submitted a current Membership Form.
  3. Have earned their Multnomah County ARES/Races Radio Operator (ARRO) Certificate.
  4. Participate in at least six ARES-related events per year. This can include MCARES meetings or other trainings, MCARES drills, state SETs, public service event, or net control for the MCARES weekly net. Participation in communications for a public service event not coordinated by MCARES, (Ex: Race for the Cure, Portland Marathon, etc.) must be reported to the Membership Manager to receive credit.
  5. Are assigned to a served agency, mobile, or Rover team.

PROVISIONAL Members

  1. Have an FCC Amateur Radio License.
  2. Have submitted a current Membership Form.
  3. Are actively working with the Training Manager to complete their ARRO certification.
  4. Same as #4 above.

Provisional Membership lasts no longer than one year. If you have not reached active status after one year, you may be classified as Inactive.

INACTIVE Members
Have a valid amateur radio license and have filled out and submitted a membership form, have limited participation, and do not meet the requirements for Active status. They are not on a team and are not actively recruited for drills and events. They may request to participate in drills and events. NOTE: If there is no participation of any sort for a full year, membership may be cancelled.

SUPPORTING Members
Have submitted a membership form and may or may not have a valid amateur radio license. They provide support for the organization. Examples might include (1) members of the emergency response community who have other roles to fill in incidents or events, (2) persons interested in amateur radio and emergency communications who do not yet have their license and could help with support functions, and (3) licensed operators who will provide radio communication backup for their employers.

They are not on a team and are not actively recruited for drills and events. They may request to participate in drills and events. Non-licensed members may participate in drills or events as loggers or other off-the-air functions.