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  • January
  • 15 (Sat): 0900, Training Committee Meeting via Zoom
  • February
  • 8 (Tue): 1930, D-RATS Net; Net Control: NY5S
  • 8 (Tue): 2000, Voice Net; Net Control: K5OVU
  • 12 (Sat): 0900, General Meeting via Zoom
  • 19 (Sat): 0900, Training Committee Meeting via Zoom

About the Santa Fe ARES Group

We communicate where others cannot

There are over thirty women and men, from the general Santa Fe area, in the Santa Fe ARES Group. Membership is open to any licensed amateur radio operator interested in volunteer public service. We welcome inquiries. Please use the SFARES Registration Form if you would like to join our group.

Our Mission

The SFARES mission is to augment and facilitate emergency communications and related services and activities for Santa Fe City Emergency Management and Santa Fe County Emergency Management. This requires SFARES to establish and maintain a deep infrastructure with the capacity to operate at the highest levels of communication while allowing for graceful degradation of services as the severity of any disaster or emergency might impose. The deep infrastructure includes: appropriate and intensive training; a cadre of experienced and qualified personnel; and a well-structured equipment maintenance program.


Meetings are on the second Saturday of every month at 0830 nominally at the Food Depot on Siler Road, or at the Santa Fe County EOC on Rte 14.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
Note: We occasionally meet on a different day. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact the person listed below to confirm the meeting day and time.

Club Call Sign: W5SAF

Club Simplex Frequency: 147.555 MHz

Voice Net

We have a voice net on the Tuesday before the ARES meeting at 8:00 p.m. on the Santa Fe linked repeater system called the TESLINK. Anyone is welcome to join in:

  • 146.820 MHz (-600, 162.2) - Tesuque Peak
  • 147.200 MHz (+600, 162.2) - St. Vincent's Hospital
  • 147.300 MHz (+600, 162.2) - Elk Mt.
  • 442.825 MHz (+5, 131.8) - Tesuque Peak (UHF linking frequency for TESLINK)
  • 146.760 MHz (-600, 67.0) - San Antonio Mt.


SFARES Inc., a separate and distinct organization from Santa Fe ARES, was organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is perpetually dedicated to support the Santa Fe County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group. Bylaws

1704 Llano Street Ste. B #189
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Need More Information?

For information about meetings, activities or membership, or to inquire about ways in which Santa Fe ARES might help your organization, please contact the group's Emergency Coordinator, Evelyn Ward (KE5GLR) at:
email: [email protected]
phone: 505-660-2454

What is ARES?

ARES is an acronym for Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a public service of the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), the United States' national association of amateur radio operators. Santa Fe ARES is one of many state, county, and city ARES organizations throughout the United States.

SFARES Club Dues

Yearly dues are $25. Pay through the SFARES Paypal account at: [email protected] or by mailing a check made out to SFARES to:
1704 Llano Street Ste. B #189
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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