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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Monday 1st
7:30pm NCS WB5ORT
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7:30pm NCS W5THS
Monday 15th
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
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7:30pm NCS W5YEJ
Saturday 27th
ARRL Field Day
Monday 29th
7:30pm NCS N7EXB
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Monday 6th
7:30pm NCS W5BI
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7:30pm NCS NM5AA
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7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Monday 27th
7:30pm NCS K5BIQ
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ARRL Audio News

June 26, 2015
6 days ago


Thunderstorm Light Rain and Windy and 76 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

Winds are from the East at 33.4 gusting to 42.6 MPH (29 gusting to 37 KT). The pressure is 1009.7 mb and the humidity is 52%. Last Updated on Jul 2 2015, 5:52 pm MDT.

some time ago

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