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!


Flash party produces more Mesh Nodes

Flashing a Ubiquiti radio

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 10 Sep 2015

Who knew that a (firmware) flash party would be so popular! We had 8 CARES members participating with 2 new Linksys and 5 new Ubiquiti Mesh Network nodes being added to our resource pool. Next up: run a Pilot Test to check node coverage.


  


What if we lost communications in the City?

Broken Cable

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 6 Sep 2015

This was the topic for the September CARES meeting on dealing with a Communications Outage. As the first of 3 sessions leading up to our November drill, it sets the stage for how we will support our city residents who lose the capability to initiate a 9-1-1 call.   More Details...


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.   


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Upcoming Activities


26 Sep 2021, Open House
Creekside ARK, North side of the Creekside Park, behind 19475 Calle De Barcelona, 1:30p to 3:30p   More Details...

2 Oct 2021, Open House
DeAnza ARK, DeAnza College, Lot C, 10:00a to 12:00p   More Details...

7 Oct 2021, Monthly Meeting
forms and Docs, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, by Teleconf.   

9 Oct 2021, Open House
Lawson ARK, Across from 10304 Vista Drive, Lawson School yard, next to Track, against exterior fence, 10:00a to 12:00p.   More Details...

17 Oct 2021, Open House
Garden Gate ARK, next to 21103 Greenleaf Drive, School yard, facing Greenleaf Drive. 1:30p to 3:30p   More Details...

4 Nov 2021, Monthly Meeting
Communications Outage Exercise Prep, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, by Teleconf.   

20 Nov 2021, Comm Exercise
PSPS And Comm Outage, 8:00a to 12:00p   

2 Dec 2021, Monthly Meeting
Exercise Follow-up, Year in Review, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, by Teleconf.