Sandoval County Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (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

Our website is:

To join SCARES, please fill out the application form (201211SCARES Application Form.pdf) at 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:

- Gary Bonebrake - W5BI (Emergency Coordinator) Email:

- Ron Reder - NM5AA (Emergency Coordinator) Email:

Group News

NCS net roster and NCS Rotation both Revised

By Tom W5THS on June 19th

NCS net roster and NCS Rotation both Revised

Net Roster Revised

By Tom W5THS on April 23rd

Revised Net Roster file in Net Operations Folder

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September 2015
Monday 7th
7:30pm NCS - K5IKG
Monday 14th
7:30pm NCS - KC5IZR
Monday 21st
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Sunday 27th
6am Cycle For Life - Cystic Fribrosis Bike Ride
Monday 28th
7:30pm NCS - K5KKW
October 2015
Saturday 3rd
8am Socorro Hamfest
Monday 5th
7:30pm NCS - WB5ORT
Monday 12th
7:30pm NCS - W5THS
Saturday 17th
5:30am 2015 Deadman Peaks Trail Run
Monday 19th
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Monday 26th
7:30pm NCS - N5UKA
November 2015
Monday 2nd
7:30pm NCS - W5YEJ
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ARRL Audio News


Mostly Cloudy and 69 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

Mostly Cloudy
Winds are from the Southeast at 13.8 gusting to 20.7 MPH (12 gusting to 18 KT). The pressure is 1009.8 mb and the humidity is 51%. Last Updated on Oct 4 2015, 3:52 pm MDT.

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Sandoval County ARES

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