A nonprofit organization of volunteer emergency and public service responders in Oregon City. We provide emergency communciations for Search and Rescue, natural disasters, weather calamities, and the like, as well as public service communications in support of parades, walkathons, festivals and other community events. Additionally, we train in disaster medicine, light urban search and rescue, and other skills needed in the event of an earthquake or similar disaster. Several of our members are also certified Search and Rescue volunteers who respond to missing/overdue outdoor recreationalist incidents. Several are certified Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) responders, and many members have various levels of emergency medical training, such as Wilderness First Responder certification.
The primary core of volunteers are federally licensed Amateur Radio Operators ("hams") who have passed background checks and are registered as State of Oregon, Clackamas County, and Oregon City Emergency Services Workers, and who are enrolled in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (ARES/RACES).
We operate the KD7LNB/R repeater on 442.075 MHz (+5 MHz offset/103.5 Hz tone), and meet the third Monday of each month (click MAPS for directions) at 7 PM. We hold a net every Sunday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time on 146.56 MHz simplex; all welcome.
Kevin Hunt WA7VTD
504 Main Street, Suite A
Oregon City, OR 97045
WA7VTD (at) arrl (dot) net
Serving the Community
Amateur Radio Operators ("hams") have united as the Oregon City unit of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), and together with other volunteers, have joined in partnership with the Oregon City Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (NERTs) and the local Fire Department, to form Oregon City Disaster Services (OCDS). In the event of severe storms, floods or other catastrophes, RACES members activate their emergency plan and respond to provide communications to public agencies and the NERTs. In addition, RACES members report to the City Emergency Operating Center on the status of various locations, casualties, and needed response. RACES members conduct drills to test their readiness on a regular basis. We also assist in mountain Search and Rescue operations, and train in urban and wilderness survival and medical skills.
It’s Also Fun……..Why Not Join Us?
Amateur radio is a service, but it’s also a hobby. As a ham, you can not only serve your community, but also enjoy endless hours of experimenting, and communicating with other enthusiasts around the world. You can talk to them by voice, Morse Code, digital computer interfaces, even television!
If you would like to join in the fun, and become a vital member of your community’s emergency response system, please contact us. We meet the third Monday of every month at 7 PM at the Main Fire Station (No. 54), 624 7th Street in Oregon City (click MAPS on main page for directions). Send an email to Kevin WA7VTD, at WA7VTD@arrl.net, to Fred KC7WKN at email@example.com, or Steve KD7BTB at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information. We hope to hear from you!
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