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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














N7QQU D-STAR Repeater Gateway Back Online

There was a failure with the battery in our 4G LTE modem. The battery has been replaced and the repeater gateway is now back online.

Station Managers Meeting Cancelled for March

Lynn has cancelled the March Station Managers Meeting.

February 2017 ARES Meeting Presentation

ARES Meet 2017_02

Message Handling

Click here for PDF file
Click here for Power Point file

Questions? please contact Lynn, ke7wkm@arrl.net

N7QQU D-STAR Repeater Internet Outage

We are currently experiencing an internet outage on the N7QQU D-STAR repeater. This will affect all gateway functions and new user registrations.

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

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