Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of the month, with exceptions due to holidays: the November meeting is on the fifth Thursday, and there is no monthly meeting in December. All meetings are at the Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97230.

Our meetings typically run from 19:00 to 21:00, and consist of a short introduction and updates from our Emergency Coordinator and other members of the leadership team, followed by a training session or presentation relevant to our role as emergency communicators. There is also a Q&A session and informal gathering just prior to the meeting, from 18:15 to 19:00. Meeting dates and training topics can be found on our calendar.

If you are interested in seeing what we’re all about, and maybe even becoming a member, please come early for the Q&A session and meet with our leadership team:

  • Nate Hersey, NA7EE – Emergency Coordinator (EC); RACES Officer
  • Deb Provo, KK7DEB – Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC); Membership Manager
  • Adam Karol, KF7LJH – Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC)
  • Robert Anglin, WX5TEX – Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC)
  • Steve Hall, W7SRH – Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • John Underwood, KI7LYP – Training Manager
  • Rachel Stout, KI7NMB – Net Manager
  • Patti Underwood, KB7GMM – Net Content Coordinator
  • Brian Cochrane, KE7QPV – Webmaster; Event Personnel Coordinator

We would love to tell you about what we do, how we support our community, and why we need you to be part of the Multnomah County ARES team!

Presentations and Materials from Past Meetings

2018-02-22 – General Business | Heliophysics & Propagation
2018-01-25 – General Business

2017-11-16 – General Business | Instructions for copper pipe J-Pole antenna build
2017-10-26 – General Business
2017-09-28 – General Business and Safety Training
2017-08-24 – General Business
2017-06-22 – General Business
2017-05-25 – General Business
2017-03-23 – General Business
2017-02-23 – General Business | Field Station Basics
2017-01-26 – General Business and Forms/Logging Training

2016-10-27 – General Business
2017-09-22 – General Business | Go-Kit Presentation | Go-Kit Handout
2016-08-25 – General Business
2016-06-23 – General Business | Introduction to HSMM and Mesh Networks
2016-05-26 – General Business and Field Operations
2016-04-29 – General Business | Winlink 101 | Soundcard Digital Modes
2016-03-24 – General Business