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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!


Infrastructure Safety Assessment

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 16 May 2015

Fifteen CARES members turned out to execute the Infrastructure Safety Assessment (ISA) Process with excellent results. All assigned assets were found and reported. See the After Action Report for details!   More Details...


XSC-15-200 Missing Person Activation

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 25 Apr 2015

Cupertino Citizen Corps was activated to help search for a teenager who went missing on Monday April 20th. CERT, CARES, and MRC covered 4 Operational Periods over 3 days and logged over 340 hours in performing and managing the search. See the After Action Report for details.   More Details...


Seven Springs ARK now Regnark

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 14 Apr 2015

The ARK in Zone 2 has moved and is now at Regnart Elementary School. Watch for the details from the City   


Expanding out Comms Tool Kit

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 5 Apr 2015

CARES has been playing with Broadband HamNet (Mesh Networking) for the last 2 years. Sunny AG6GR first showed us what was possible back in 2013, Santa Clara County RACES offered WiFi/Mesh Workshop this year, and its now time for us to take it to the next level. Watch for details on some planning sessions to see how we can integrate Ham Radio Mesh Networking into our response.   


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Upcoming Activities


6 Apr 2017, General Meeting
Topic: San Jose Water & Emergency Preparedness. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

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...