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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.


September 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_09

August 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_08

KX7YT-10 Rms Server News

The KX7YT-10 RMS Winlink Server is now N7AAM-10 in honor of Silent Key John Maloney

Airshow Signup Form URL

Click HERE for the Airshow Sign-up form



July 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_07

June 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_06

April 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_04

FEMA Interoperability HF Exercise Dates

March 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_03

The GMO Pineapple SET


Oregon ARES/RACES 2017 Spring SET

“The GMO Pineapple SET”

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Spring OR ARES/RACES Section Emergency Test

April 22nd, 2017    0900 – 1300

Scenario:  Flooding necessitating shelter operations has occurred in Oregon. This SET simulates the third day of unusually intense precipitation driven by multiple atmospheric rivers causing massive flooding and mudslides statewide. Many roads and highways are closed, thousands have been displaced from homes and large parts of the region have been without power for 24 hours, although power is being restored on a priority basis.

Objectives: One of the goals of this drill is to emphasize ARES’s role in less-than-apocalyptic incidents. An equipped, trained, and responsive volunteer force is a valuable resource for any county emergency manager. Our AROs are more than walking radios, few regional EM agencies have the ability to coordinate and manage large amounts of message traffic, even without a regional communications systems outage. Our manpower and our training is what is truly valuable during an incident.  We will seek to demonstrate ECC and Field Operations from shelter locations.

The drill guide will be forthcoming following state leadership review and is expected to be sent out in the first weeks of March.

Thank you for volunteering your time, skills, and equipment to help provide radio communications for The GMO Pineapple drill!

Please click HERE for the HTML GMO/Pineapple SET ICS-205

Please click HERE for the full GMO/Pineapple Document