Last Updated on May 19, 2024 by KC7NYR

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

In the United States and Canada, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a corps of trained amateur radio operator volunteers organized to assist in public service and emergency communications. Amateur radio provides a means of communication “when all else fails.

Brief History

Throughout our history, we amateurs have established a reputation for public service communications which is of the greatest importance to our continued occupation of frequencies. At first, this service was rendered spontaneously and on an individual basis.
As time progressed, the need for and value of organization became evident, resulting in the establishment of organized trunk lines and net systems; later the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the National Traffic System (NTS) were formed to complete the organization. The Field Organization includes the combined facilities of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, as it has developed since 1935, and the National Traffic System, which was begun in 1949.

Please join our Local ARES District 1 Net

Oregon ARES District 1
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications. This net meets daily from 7:30 to 8:00 PM local time for the purpose of preparation and coordination of District 1 ARES communications in the event of an actual emergency.

Net Information: Meets Daily 7:30-PM-8:00PM on the linked K7RPT Repeaters, Our primary repeaters are the 147.32, 442.325, 444.400 and 147.04 megahertz linked repeaters all having a 100hZ tone, also the 146.72 megahertz repeater on Wickiup Mountain with a 114.8 hz tone. We also have an alternate repeater on 146.84 megahertz.

Oregon’s Regional 2021 VHF/UHF Ham Emergency Response Frequencies.

District 1 Website:

If you are a Alternate or Net Control station for the D1 Net and need a current net preamble Revision Date April 4, 2019, download here. If you need fill material visit

Oregon ARES D1 Net Control Schedule

County Sites Within District 1

Clackamas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CARES)

Clatsop County, Oregon AuxComm

Columbia County ARES

Multnomah County ARES

Washington County Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Tillamook County
(No Current Website)

Membership Requirements
Washington County ARES Provisional Member Requirements

Current FCC amateur radio license of any level
Sincere desire to serve the agencies we support
Submit a completed WashCo ARES/RACES Membership Application

Once you have submitted the membership application and been approved by the Emergency Coordinator, you will be issued a provisional ARES identification card. You have 180 days from the date this card is issued to complete the training requirement (except as approved by the EC). The EC will consult with individuals who fail to complete the requirements to determine the best course of action.

Washington County ARES Active Member Requirements

ICS 100, 200, 700, and ICS-2200.

For complete membership requirements for Washington County ARES, please visit their site.

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