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

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

Net Roster Revised

By Tom W5THS on April 23rd

Revised Net Roster file in Net Operations Folder

Pajarito Peak Radio Message Server (RMS) Activated

By Gary W5BI on December 3rd, 2014

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

RMS:   NM5SC-10

Node:  NM5SC-11

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:

MMTN:NM5ML-11 **
ZUNI:K5GRA-11  *
ELP:N5FAZ-4  ?
LCNM:N5BL-6  ?

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April 2015
Monday 6th
7:30pm NCS N5HC
Saturday 11th
6am Cedro Peak Ultra Marathon
Monday 13th
7:30pm NCS AF5FI
Monday 20th
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Saturday 25th
6am Spring Tailgate
10am Skywarn Training
Monday 27th
7:30pm NCS N5IKG
May 2015
Monday 4th
7:30pm NCS KC5IZR
Monday 11th
7:30pm NCS K5KKW
Saturday 16th
6am Caja del Rio Endurance Ride
Sunday 17th
... Caja del Rio Endurance Ride
Monday 18th
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Monday 25th
7:30pm NCS WB2PHE
June 2015
Monday 1st
7:30pm NCS WB5ORT
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ARRL Audio News

May 22, 2015
2 days ago


Partly Cloudy and 55 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

Partly Cloudy
Winds are South at 5.8 MPH (5 KT). The pressure is 1012.4 mb and the humidity is 64%. The wind chill is 54. Last Updated on May 25 2015, 8:52 am MDT.

some time ago

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