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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!


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


6 Oct 2022, General Meeting
Topic: Preparing for an EMP, 7:30pm to 9:00pm! Zoom   

2 Nov 2022, New Member Orientation
A short introduction to CARES. 7pm-8pm, Location TBD   

3 Nov 2022, General Meeting
Topic: Drill Prep: ALT911 message passing, 7:30pm, Zoom   

12 Nov 2022, ALT911 Exercise
Field deployment with packet and voice message passing, 8:30am to 12:00pm   

1 Dec 2022, General Meeting
Topic: Exercise Review (?), Year in Review, 7:30pm, Zoom