Welcome to Cupertino ARES/RACES


This site is operated by and for Cupertino Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CARES) members interested in emergency preparedness and amateur radio communication. Visitors are welcome to check us out.


What's News!


Mesh network workshops held

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 1 Sep 2015

CARES held 2 Mesh Network workshops, one in July and the other in August, with a total of 25 members participating! Our first look at how we could deploy Mesh will be November 7th for the Sheriffs Heroes Run. Check out this link for information on setting up your node.   More Details...


Mesh Networking in Cupertino

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 5 Jun 2015

Looking to try out a new mode of operations? Well, then think Mesh Networking! Mesh combines the best of Amateur Radio and contemporary Wi-Fi technologies, and gives us an opportunity to enhance our response for our Served Agencies. Interested? For starters, see the Mesh Network Introduction and check out what Santa Clara County RACES has been doing as well.   


Field Day right around the corner!

Cupertino ARES Field Day

Posted by Darryl KI6LDM, 4 Jun 2015

Are you ready for the 2015 Field Day? Interested trying your hand at HF, Packet, ATV, or Mesh networking? Then this Field Day is for you! Check out the plan as reviewed by Darryl KI6LDM at June CARES meeting. See the Field Day Review for the details.   More Details...


4th of July Fireworks Canceled

Posted by Allan KD6QPP, 27 May 2015

The City of Cupertino cancelled its annual Forth of July Fireworks event due to drought conditions. See the City statement for more details.   More Details...


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Upcoming Activities


2 Mar 2017, General Meeting
Topic: Forms Review. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Quinlan Community Center Social Room   

6 Apr 2017, General Meeting
Topic: San Jose Water & Emergency Preparedness. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, EOC, City Hall   

15 Apr 2017, Cupertino's Big Bunny Fun Run!
CARES has been asked to support this family friendly 5K run event. 8:00am to 11:00am, City Hall   More Details...

4 May 2017, General Meeting
Topic: Infrastructure Safety Assessment (ISA) Drill Prep. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, EOC, City Hall   

13 May 2017, ISA Exercise
CARES Field Deployment to perform the Infrastructure Safety Assessment Exercise. 8:00am to 12:00pm, details to follow.   

1 Jun 2017, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, EOC, City Hall   

24 Jun 2017, Field Day!
Annual "Emergency Field Communications" Drill. 8:00am to 4:30pm, Torre Ave between City Hall and the Library   

4 Nov 2017, Sheriff's Heroes Fun Run!
Annual 5K run/walk and kids fun run sponsored by the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office, County Fire, and Valley Medical Pediatrics. Cupertino Civic Center, 8:00am to 11:00am.   More Details...