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.

Read More >>

July 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2016_07

FCC form 605C

As promised at the recent Station Manager meeting, attached is a
fillable Form 605C.  Be sure to post these specific instructions with
the form on the website:

It is recommended that it be filled in using a suitable PDF read-write
program (or downloaded and filled out by hand) and "wet signed" by the
NEW trustee and a "club official" (officer) who is not the new Trustee.
Then do either of the following - there is NO fee required.

*  Scan the completed application and e-mail it to:  ARRL VEC <vec@arrl.org>
                                                                OR
*  Mail the completed application to:  ARRL VEC, 225 Main Street,
Newington, CT 06111

Keep a copy of EVERYTHING in the station records, and don't forget to
download an "Official Copy" for the FCC's ULS after it is granted.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane

Click 605C_Blank to download the form

May 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

May_Monthly

April 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2016_4

N7QQU D-STAR Repeater Internet Back Online

After receiving a new Sprint LTE modem, we’ve made arrangements to install the modem and just completed tweaking the configuration so that the N7QQU D-STAR Gateway is back online.

Please let Chris Arnesen, KU7PDX, know of any issues connecting/disconnecting with others, or registering/editing terminal information.

February Meeting Presentation

Feb_Monthly 2016

N7QQU D-STAR Repeater Internet Outage

Internet Outage February 3, 2016: Due to Sprint discontinuing WiMAX service in the Portland Metro Area last night, the N7QQU D-STAR repeater is temporarily without internet access. This will affect the ability to register or log in to update terminals, as well will prevent callsign routing and gateway/reflector linking. We expect to receive the new Sprint LTE modem in the next couple of weeks.

Please feel free to contact Chris Arnesen, KU7PDX, with any questions regarding the N7QQU D-STAR repeater.

Winlink Password and Instructions for RMS Express, Paclink and Airmail

Message ID: V06OPEZ4NM69
Date: 2016/01/17 19:10
From: ADMIN
To: VE2AEY; AC2O; NP4ZB; DL2BAA; WB6TT; K7TRP; KC0TA; KK6FSW; WA7EWV; VK3MIT; F4EUT; OE8SBK; N1NAZ; KG4YOE; PC3A
Source: WEBMAIL
Downloaded-from: RMS:K7NHV
Subject: Secure Login with Password REMINDER

–SPECIAL MESSAGE–
On April 15, 2016, the Winlink system will begin requiring the use of passwords and secure login for all users.  IT WILL BE MANDATORY USER REQUIREMENT.  This is being done to enhance the privacy and protection of the Winlink community.  If you’ve already entered both a password and also turned on Secure Login, you don’t have to make any other changes.The transition taking place on April 15, 2016, won’t change your operation. If you have not set a password for your account, and also have not enabled Secure Login, we recommend you do it now so you won’t be surprised on April 15, 2016.

For RMS Express, setting a password and Secure login are very easy to do:

1. Connect your computer to the Internet.

2. Run RMS Express.

3. Click the menu item “Files” then “RMS Express Setup”

4. Enter your password in the field next to your callsign, and check the “Require password on connections (Enable Secure Login)” check box.

5. Enter a password recovery e-mail in the appropriate field. This must be a non-Winlink address.

6. Click “Update”.

7. RMS Express will set your password on the Winlink system and enable secure login.

NOTE: If you?re using a different Winlink e-mail client program such as Paclink or Airmail, you must follow these steps:

1. Go to www.winlink.org, and select the My Account tab.

2. If you haven?t previously selected a password, select one now.Otherwise log in.

3. Navigate to the screen that lists your account information, and click “Edit”.

4. Scroll down and enter your password-recovery e-mail.

5. Check the box to enable Secure Login.

6. Click ?Save? at the bottom of the screen.

7. Next, find the place in your Winlink client program where you can enter your password, and set it for the client. Note: there may be non-Winlink deleloped client programs that cannot accept passwords with secure login.

FOR USERS OF AIRMAIL:
1. In the Airmail Menu: TOOLS > OPTIONS > SETTINGS:
2. Enter a “Radio Password” and then SAVE the configuration.
3. Go to the Winlink Website, www.winlink.org,  and complete your account setup, then look on the left side menu in your account for the Secure Login menu.

Your Winlink Development Team

__._,_.___
73 de K4CJX
Winlink Team

January 2016 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2016_1

December 2015 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2015_12