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!


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 ARK

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.   


Thank you! Big Bunny Fun Run!

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 5 Apr 2015

Thanks to the CARES, CERT, and MRC members who came out for this event! We had a total of 17 responders covering providing communications, participant counts along the route, and first aid support.   


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Upcoming Activities


23 Mar 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm   

6 Apr 2019, W6TDM Repeater Traning
Learn the basics of how repeaters work and how to be a W6TDM controller. This is knowledge all CARES members should have. City Hall EOC Room, 9:30-11:00 am   

13 Apr 2019, Pop-Up Packet Practice
SCCOo RACES opportunity for field packet practice. 9:00am to 12:00pm, Location TBD,   More Details...

20 Apr 2019, Big Bunny 5K
CARES support for this annual family friendly 5K run/walk. 8:00am to 11:00am, Cupertino City Hall.   More Details...

4 May 2019, Spring Communications Exercise
Save the date!   

22 Jun 2019, Field Day
National Amateur Radio event that promotes emergency communications preparedness. Location TBD, 8:00am to 5:00pm.   More Details...

4 Jul 2019, Fireworks Event!
CARES, CERT, and MRC support for Cupertino's annual Fireworks event. 4:30pm to 11:00pm.   More Details...

2 Nov 2019, Sheriff's Heroes Fun Run
Public service event and fund raiser that directly benefits children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. City Hall, 8:00am to 12:00pm   More Details...