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

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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February 2015
Monday 2nd
7:30pm NCS NM5AA
Monday 9th
7:30pm NCS W5BI
Monday 16th
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Monday 23rd
7:30pm NCS N7EXB
March 2015
Monday 2nd
7:30pm NCS WG9B
Monday 9th
7:30pm NCS K5BIQ
Monday 16th
7pm SCARES Monthly Meeting
Monday 23rd
7:30pm NCS KD5DCN
Wednesday 25th
7pm Digital Messaging Training
Monday 30th
7:30pm NCS W5FJN
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ARRL Audio News

March 27, 2015
2 days ago


Partly Cloudy and 57 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

Partly Cloudy
Winds are East at 5.8 MPH (5 KT). The pressure is 1016.7 mb and the humidity is 28%. The wind chill is 56. Last Updated on Mar 30 2015, 3:52 am MDT.

some time ago

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