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!


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.   


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.   


Field Day Planning has started

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 2 Apr 2015

There's no time like the present to start thinking about Field Day. Darryl KI6LDM is back to take the lead for this event this year, and he is looking for more interesting things to do. Please contact Darryl during the weekly net if you have any interesting Field Day suggestions.   


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Upcoming Activities


1 Mar 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Santa Clara County Fire, wildland fire experiences. EOC, City Hall. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

17 Mar 2018, Fundamentals of Emergency Comm
Presented by SC County ARES/RACES. An essential class for new MACs. Cupertino Senior Center 9:00am-12:00pm   

5 Apr 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Wildland Fire Response Procedures. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

3 May 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Cupertino Wildland Fire Threat drill prep. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

12 May 2018, Wildland Fire Threat Drill
Full field deployment exercise. 8:00am to 1:00pm.   

7 Jun 2018, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm