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


1 Nov 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Alt911 and Packet Radio during a Communications Outage. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

3 Nov 2018, Sheriff's Heroes Fun Run
This public service event and fund raiser supports Santa Clara County Pediatrics. City Hall, 8:00am to 12:00pm,   

6 Dec 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Earthquake Drill Prep. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

15 Dec 2018, Earthquake Exercise
Full communications deployment, CARES and CERT, ARK Level 2 Activation, two shifts. 8:00am to 4:00pm   

3 Jan 2019, General Meeting
Topic: Emergency Power. Review of solar, batteries, and generators during an emergency response. Quinlan Center, 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

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

4 May 2019, Spring Communications Exercise
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