Sandoval County Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) has been dedicated to providing emergency communications and related services to our served agencies since 1991. Served Agencies include:
City of Rio Rancho (and other local municipalities) Sandoval County State of New Mexico Federal Government
New members are welcome.
For more information, please check-in to the Sandoval County ARES radio Net, held on the SCARES repeater system every Monday evening at 1930 local time (except the THIRD Monday of each month at 1900, which is our regular meeting night).
All SCARES repeaters are linked for the net. Repeater frequencies are:
147.10 MHz, 147.08 MHz, 443.00 MHz, 443.10 MHz (All SCARES repeaters have a Positive offset with 100 Hz PL tone)
Our monthly meeting is held on the third Monday of each month at 1900 MST/MDT, at the following location:
Rio Rancho Fire & Rescue Administration 1526 Stephanie Road Rio Rancho, NM
To join SCARES, please fill out the application form (201211SCARES Application Form.pdf) at http://www.nmscares.org/files/folder/8390 and mail it along with your check for $10 to Sandoval County ARES, Suite A, Box A-178, 7820 Enchanted Hills Blvd, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.
Sandoval County ARES Leadership
- Terry Breitenfeldt - N7EXB (District Emergency Coordinator) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gary Bonebrake - W5BI (Emergency Coordinator) Email: email@example.com
The packet radio subsystem that has been operating at the Rainbow repeater site has been moved to Pajarito Peak. It consists of uATX computer running Linux, ICOM VHF Transceiver and TNC-X TNC. Capabilities include Packet Node (FPAC), BBS and Winlink RMS Gateway. BBS: NM5SC-1
Initial tests indicate significant improvement in useable coverage. Follows is a list of the nodes visible from Pajarito (** indicates strong link, * indicates marginal link, ? indicates marginal/intermittent link) as of 12/03/14: