Welcome to the Douglas County ARES Homepage..
Misson Statement: Oregon Section ARES exists to provide a viable first response to local or regional communications system outages or overloads. Using Amateur Radio equipment, systems, and operators as directed by the local Emergency Manager, ARES provides back-up voice and digital communications networks to designated agencies for a period of not less than 72 hours, or until normal communications are restored.
DCARES serves the Emergency Services Division of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office by providing support to the Search and Rescue (SAR) group. DCARES trains with SAR and has a representative on the SAR council.
There is an ARES® Amateur Radio Emergency Service® VHF net Monday evenings at 7:00 PM on the 146.900 (-) 100 KHz ARES repeater on Lane Mtn. The net backup site is 145.430 (-) 88.5 KHz on Scott Mtn. The net includes listing of ham related items wanted, for sale or for trade. Visitor check-ins are encouraged. For further information regarding Douglas County ARES®, contact George, KE7MVX by e-mail: DougcoARES at gmail dot com.
There is an ARES® Amateur Radio Emergency Service® Oregon District 5 (Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Coos and Curry Amatures) HF NET Sunday at 16:30 local time on 3964 KHz LSB, 7248 KHz LSB or 1978 KHz LSB, to disseminate information and discuss issues of concern to District 5 ARES members. All ARES members and guests are invited to check in. For further information regarding Douglas County ARES®, contact George, KE7MVX by e-mail: DougcoARES at gmail dot com.Douglas County ARES Leadership - for contact information: e-mail: DougcoARES at gmail dot com
George Roth, KE7MVX, EC - Emergency Coordinator
Jerry Eifert, AE7ER, AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Mike Harbin, W7OVN, AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Jim Rucker, WA6KHG, AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator For Operations - on leave
Christine Masters, AF7OK, AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Member Handbook Information:
Douglas County ARES Emergency Communications Plan - Under significant revision March 2020 - contact KE7MVX for information*
ICS 213 General Message Form (pdf)*
ICS 214 Unit Log Form (pdf)*
ICS 309 Message Log Form (pdf)*
Do's and Dont's for ARES members *
Disaster Preparedness Brochure Excellant Guide to Preparedness (1.3MB pdf file)
Disaster Preparedness * Are you and your family ready?
Training Plan including our Meeting and Exercise Schedule - on hold pending Oregon Section Plans*
Douglas County ARES Frequencies * The source for frequencies in Douglas County.
Other Links of Interest:
Oregon District 5 ARES Website
American Red Cross
ICS Courses The FEMA Website to study for and obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and more.
NOAA Weather Roseburg
Battery Information Lead acid, Nickel cadmium, Nickel m hydride ......
Disaster Relief Worldwide Disaster Aid and Information
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Home Page
Family Disaster Plan Why talk about a Family Disaster Plan?
Fire Report (Current) Incident management situatuon report
Golden Triangle Weather Page
Hazardous Material Identification Guide
National ARES Web Site
National Interagency Fire Center
Oregon Road Conditions
Oregon Emergency Management ARES/RACES Unit
Umpqua Valley Amateur Radio Club (UVARC)
Tropical Storms - Worldwide
United States All Warnings Flood warnings and updates
Weather Underground, Inc.: Oregon Conditions
and Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
are registered servicemarks of the American Radio
Relay League, Incorporated .