Bernalillo County ARES

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

    1. Bernalillo County ARES

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Bernalillo County Amateur Radio Service (BCARES) is dedicated to providing auxiliary emergency communications service to the Bernalillo County Department of Emergency Management.

In The News

This month's BCARES meeting on April 1, 2020, will be conducted over the BCARES Repeater Network, 145.13 MHz, 145.15 MHz, and 442.05 MHz. The New Mexico Public Health Order Mass Gathering Directive prevents us from meeting together in person at our normal meeting venue.  Each repeater requires your transceiver to transmit a PL tone = 100 Hz to key the repeater.  Details on each repeater are provided below.  The meeting will start at its regular time at 6:30 PM.  Listen to the BCARES District Emergency Coordinator, Chris Petroff, W5CBP,  to open the meeting and check-in when prompted by Chris.  To "break-in" into the meeting net to share announcements, comment, information, or to speak with another meeting net member state "CONTACT" with your callsign and Chris will acknowledge your request.  So, pick the repeater closest to your QTH and join us on Wednesday evening.

Jim Frazier, KC5RUO

145.13 MHz Repeater Information as of 5/23/2019
Input Frequency: 144.53 MHz, PL Tone = 100 Hz
Output Frequency: 145.13 MHz
Location: Fire Station 35, along Paseo del Norte, NE Albuquerque, near the intersection of Lowell and Paseo del Norte
11700 Paseo del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

145.15 MHz Cedro Peak Repeater Information as of 5/23/2019
Input Frequency: 144.55 MHz, PL Tone = 100 Hz
Output Frequency: 145.15 MHz
Location: Cedro Peak, Tijeras, New Mexico

442.05 MHz Repeater Information as of 5/23/2019
Input Frequency: 447.05 MHz, PL Tone = 100 Hz
Output Frequency: 442.05 MHz
Location: 1120 Coors Blvd SW, Albuquerque

BCARES Packet Radio Practice Net Announcement
You are invited to participate in the BCARES packet radio practice net, every third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. The first one will be held on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 1900 local. The net will be initiated by way of voice on the Bernalillo County Amateur Radio Emergency Service repeater system (145.13, 145.15, and 442.05 MHz) with Bill Tucker, K5WRT, as Net Control. He'll provide instructions on how the packet net will be conducted and then we will transition over to 145.01 MHz for the packet net.
The packet radio net will be a directed net with K5WRT as Net Control. Net members will be polled sequentially to exercise the message exchange. Net Control will establish a connection with you via the SCREST digipeater. In these packet radio practice nets we’ll focus on three of the Packet Radio Modes: RMS Simple Terminal mode keyboard-to-keyboard, RMS Simple Terminal mailbox message exchanges, and Winlink Peer-to-Peer email exchanges to include passing the ICS-213 General Message Form. Be prepared to provide Net Control your SSID and PBBS SSID during the net opening session.
Hope to hear you on the net!

Jim Frazier BCARES EC

New WINLINK Radio Message Server (RMS)
W5SAF-10 is an alternate route for passing emails using VHF (145.01 MHz) Winlink Packet Radio connectivity. The RMS gateway is located in Santa Fe.  Winlink Packet email is one emergency communications means for sending and receiving emails with the outside world in the event of a Bernalillo County area-wide internet outage. 

So, configure your Packet Winlink Session for
Connection Type: Digipeater   W5SAF-10  Via LAMOSC   or 
Connection Type: Digipeater   W5SAF-10  Via SCREST, LAMOSC.

Bernalillo County ARES


Bernalillo County ARES Net

Thursday, 1900 MST/MDT

145.13 (- 600 KHz, 100 Hz PL Tone)
145.15 (- 600 KHz, 100 HZ PL Tone)
442.050 (+ 5.0 MHz, 100 Hz PL Tone)
* This is a linked repeater network

NM ARES EmComm Net
1st Sunday of month,
5 PM MST or 7:30 PM MDT
HF LSB 3939 KHz

2nd & 4th Sundays, 6 PM Local Time
146.40 MHz

Our monthly meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 18:30 MST/MDT at 6840 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM