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!


Infrastructure Safety Assessment

Posted by Jim KN6PE, 16 May 2015

Fifteen CARES members turned out to execute the Infrastructure Safety Assessment (ISA) Process with excellent results. All assigned assets were found and reported. See the After Action Report for details!   More Details...


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.   


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Upcoming Activities


6 Sep 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Understanding and working with forms. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

6 Sep 2018, Yellow Command Exercise
Regional exercise; support the City with Shelter Ops (AM) and an EOC Table top exercise (PM). Quinlan Center, 8:00am to 3:00pm   

15 Sep 2018, Fall Festival
Public outreach, CARES information booth. Memorial Park, 10:00 am to 5:00pm   

29 Sep 2018, Radio Day
Get familiar with programming your radio. City Hall, 10:00a to 12:00p   

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

25 Oct 2018, SCC OES Alternate EOC Exercise
Details to follow.   

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   

4 May 2019, Spring Communications Exercise
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