Coos County ARES/RACES exists to provide a viable first response to local or regional communications system outages or overloads. Using Amateur Radio equipment and operators as directed by the County Emergency Manager, ARES/RACES provides back-up voice and digital hard-copy communications to designated agencies for a period of not less than 72 hours, or until normal communications are restored.
First Thursday each month @ 6:30 pm
CHEC Building ... 3950 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR. 97459
Third Thursday...Odd months...6:30pm
BAH Hospital...Pine Room
We work to improve our communication skills in the following formats...HF....VHF/UHF FLDIGI and Winlink Digital message handlingStations can be HT's, Mobile and Portable Field units, Home stations, Emergency assembly areas, and County designated units.
Indecent Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) components to be better prepared to understand the command profile and supply communications as needed in an Event
ARRL Spring Set...Event Scenario and Date...TBA
ARRL SFall Set....Event Scenario and Date... TBA
MRC, County Emergency Services Set... July TBA
Our membership is open to any Coos County Licensed amateur radio operator...Coos County does background checks and supplies the ID cards for access to secure locations during an emergency.Please feel free to call or come by to one of our general meetings, they are open to the public.