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Douglas County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (DCARES)

The DCARES Amateur call sign is K7RBG; our Department of Homeland Security SHARES Call Sign is NCS339. 
We normally maintain two  VHF Winlink RMS Stations with the call signs of:  K7RBG-10 144.930 and VHF RMS K7RBG-11 144.910 (both currently off-line)

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 Douglas County 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.

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 (on temporary leave)
Mike Harbin, W7OVN, AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Christine Masters, AF7OK, AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator

Member Handbook Information:
Douglas County ARES Emergency Communications Plan - contact KE7MVX for information*
ICS 213 General Message Form (pdf)*
ICS 214 Unit Log Form (pdf)*
ICS 309 Message Log Form (pdf)*
ITU Phoenetic Alphabet (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?
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
Winlink 2000
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

ARES® and Amateur Radio Emergency Service® are registered servicemarks of the American Radio
Relay League, Incorporated .