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 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 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)

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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  ?

Monthly Meeting Permanently Changed

By Ron KF5MTU on October 21st, 2014

The Sandoval County ARES 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 


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