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Welcome to the Washington County ARES/RACES site!

Washington County Amateur Radio Emergency Services(ARES) exists for the purpose of providing backup emergency communications to many served agencies in Washington County, Oregon.  Those served agencies include incorporated cities, special service districts (fire districts, utilities, schools, etc.), and hospitals.  Other non governmental agencies may also be served upon request, as allowed by available staffing and training.


January ARES Meeting has been cancelled

The January Washington County ARES meeting at the Peppermill Restuarant has been cancelled due to the weather and possible freezing rain.

There WILL be a ARES NET on 146.90 this evening at 19:00 hrs.

Please forward this to everyone.

The Meeting Presentation for tonight is below

January 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation


December 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

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November 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

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Oct 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation



Here’s some pictures of Ed’s KC7ZBI’s R9 Antenna that was taken out by the storm.








Then Continued to beat it.


Coming Apart

With some of the pieces on the ground.


Where’s the very top?  Right now who knows.

New Washco ARES Net Preamble


Click HERE for the new Washco ARES Net Control Preamble
Both Docx and PDF can be downloaded

Sep 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation


Aug. 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

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July 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

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