Bernalillo County ARES

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

About Us

    1. The most likely emergency incidents that could impact Bernalillo County requiring auxiliary emergency communication support by the BCARES Team are wildland fires, hazardous waste spills, and earth quakes. To prepare for these and other potential incidents, the September preparation for an early October Simulated Emergency Test is probably the most intense and comprehensive annual exercise for the BCARES Team. The BCARES Team also supports the annual City Readiness Initiative exercise. The BCARES Team has a strong showing in assisting the Bernalillo County Department of Emergency Management with assembling and disassembling the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Command, Control, and Communications Compound. And then in mid October, the BCARES Team brings up our local repeater network to support The Great New Mexico Shake Out.

    We are an
    ARES Connect centric organization. ARES Connect is a volunteer management system BCARES uses to create, schedule, and staff nets, training, and events.

    BCARES members are encouraged to register online at
    https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/nm/ and sign in to register for BCARES Events.

    Create an ARES Account using your call sign as you're username.


    Bernalillo County ARES

    BCARES Leadership

    District Emergency Coordinator, Chris Petroff, W5CBP,
    email:
    w5cbp@arrl.net

    Emergency Coordinator, N5LI, Ed Ricco,
    email:
    n5li@arrl.net

    Emergency Coordinator, KC5RUO, Jim Frazier,
    email:
    kc5ruo@arrl.net

    Emergency Coordinator, W4SOF, Bob Minton,
    email:
    w4sof@arrl.net

    Emergency Coordinator, K5WRT, Bill Tucker,
    email:
    k5wrt@arrl.net