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” is on Hiatus

Check back in the Fall of 2021 for more opportunities to practice of our capabilities to operate on bands and modes which are different than the typical 2m/70cm ones we usually use.

February 3, 2021 – The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) releases their 2020 Annual Report.

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

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

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

April 19, 2021 – General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Activate a Station

Meeting program:

• Core skills training – Planning a Field Station


Whether you plan on participating in Field Day, another radio event, or you just want to be prepared for an emergency communications field deployment, there are certain things you will want to have ready to go ahead of time.  This presentation will give you ideas on planning both your communications gear and your personal gear for the outing.

• Briefing – Cyber Exercise   (4/24/21)

Presented by Team 0:

Michael / AE7GQ


This session will be a pre-exercise briefing about the upcoming “4th Saturday” exercise on April 24, 2021.

• Advanced skills topic – Packet System Refresher


Packet radio remains is a viable digital messaging system in Clark County, and it augments our other digital radio capabilities.  But, when was the last time you used “Handi-Card” channels CLRK 46 and CLRK 47 to practice on that system? 

April 24, 2021 – Cyber Response Exercise

Times:  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Exercise Title:  Cyber Spring

Exercise Scenario:  Malicious cyber actors have developed a computer worm which has been dispersed widely via the Internet and has escaped early detection.  This worm is a zero day exploit targeting Windows operating system computers and is set to activate on Earth Day.  As part of the local response, Clark County ARES/RACES will be setting up portable data communications stations at critical locations around the county using Orange Kits and personal equipment.  Because of COVID-19 precautions, response locations will only be outside of served-agency and other venues.

Operating Aid Document:  All members should click here to download the Tab 6 Document, then print and insert it into your Operating Aid before the exercise.