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

SCARES - BCARES Repeater Linking Suspended

By Gary W5BI on April 8th

Linking of the SCARES and BCARES repeater systems will be suspended until anomalies in the digital interconnection can be eliminated.
de Gary W5BI

SCARES Net Roster revisied on Feb 08, 2016

By Tom W5THS on February 8th

Bill - K8TE added as NM Section Emergency Coordinator

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April 2016
Saturday 2nd
6am Indian Springs Endurance Ride
Sunday 3rd
... Indian Springs Endurance Ride
Monday 4th
7:30pm NCS - N7EXB
Monday 11th
7:30pm NCS - W5BI
Monday 18th
7pm SCARES Meeting
Saturday 23rd
6am Cedro Peak Ultramarthon
Monday 25th
7:30pm NCS - NM5AA
Saturday 30th
6am Spring Tailgate
May 2016
Sunday 1st
5:30am Run for the Zoo
Monday 2nd
7:30pm NCS - K5BIQ
Monday 9th
7:30pm NCS - KD5DCN
Monday 16th
7pm SCARES Meeting
Sunday 22nd
7am Santa Fe Century
Monday 23rd
7:30pm NCS - KD5DTR
Monday 30th
7:30pm NCS - K5KKW
June 2016
Wednesday 1st
6:30pm SCARES Meeting
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A Few Clouds and 79 F at Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport, NM

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