Invitation to Become a Member

Clark County ARES/RACES is a group of licensed ham radio operators who have volunteered to provide emergency and disaster communications support to our community.  Members develop and maintain emergency communications skills via ongoing training and regular participation in drills and exercises.  More information can be found at this link.

The “Early Net”

Each Tuesday at 6:45 PM, Clark County ARES/RACES conducts practice of our capabilities to operate on bands and modes which are different than the typical 2m/70cm ones we usually use.  The upcoming rotation is as follows:

•    2 February:

6 meter band


•    9 February:

6 meter band


•  16 February:

23 centimeter band


•  23 February:

70 centimeter band

CLRK 30     [DSTAR]

December 22, 2020 – FEMA Releases the 2020 National Preparedness Report.

Did you miss a virtual meeting?  Click here to access our meetings playlist on YouTube.

Notice:  Until COVID-19 meeting restrictions are lifted, all General Meetings will be virtual

January 30, 2021 – “5th Saturday” Drill

Start Time:  9:00 AM

Drill Description:  Repeater Signal Checks

We will be collecting signal reports from members using local 2-meter and 70-centimeter analog repeaters.  This will be a “stay-at-home” drill (unless individual teams want to evaluate coverage from different key locations).

Primary Objective:

Members test all repeaters listed on the ICS-205 form according to NCS directions.

February 15, 2021 – General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Send/Receive Messages


• Core skills training – Winlink Peer-to-Peer

Presented by Team 3:  Bernd / KB7AK
Overview:  If a RMS (Radio Message Server) is not available, exchanging Winlink messages directly between two stations is still possible, and this presentation will review how that is done.

• Lessons learned – “5th Saturday” Drill

Presented by Team 7:  Don / ND7P
Overview:  This session will review the lessons learned during the “5th Saturday” drill on January 30, 2021.

• Advanced skills topic – HamWAN Applications