Dedicated to providing emergency communications and related services and activities in support of Rio Rancho and other municipalities, Sandoval County, State of New Mexico, the Federal Government and the public at large as has been the custom since 1991.
Group membership is limited SCARES members only. Please fill out the application form (201211SCARES Application Form.pdf) at http://www.nmscares.org/files 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.
Please join the Sandoval County ARES Net, held on the SCARES repeater system every Monday evening at 1930 local time (except the THIRD Monday of each month, 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)
A new packet radio server has been installed at the Rainbow repeater site. Features include an RMS Gateway (NM5SC-10) and a classic Bulletin Board (NM5SC-1). Both are accessible on 145.010 MHz.
A list of client commands for the BBS has been posted on the NMSCARES website in the files section under Packet Radio. When first connected to the BBS, you will be asked for your basic credentials, such as name and location. You will then have basic access to the system. The BBS supports messaging, bulletins and files.
Here are a few basic BBS commands to get you started:
H Shows short help
L List all recent messages
LM List my messages
LB List bulletins
RM Read my messages
RB Read bulletins
R xxx Read message/bulletin xxx
KM Kill my messages that have been read
SP callsign Compose/send message to callsign
C Enter conference
CW List callsigns currently in conference
.W Who's in conference (while in conference)
.Q Leave conference (while in conference)
SCARES participated in ARRL Field Day this year.
The following members operated during the 2-day event:
Ronney Sluga KB0PMY
Tom Taylor N5IKG
Marc Sandoval KF5IHC
Gary Bonebrake W5BI
The following members visited:
Ron Reder NM5AA
Ron Guerrero KF5MTU
Mike Scales K5SCA
We also enjoyed the company of Ed Williams from the INTEL ARC who made a bunch of QSOs and manned the BBQ pit for Saturday dinner (Thanks Ed)