The purpose of Bonner County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is to provide Amateur Radio (ham) communications support during emergencies and public service events to communities within Bonner County Idaho, and to assist our neighboring counties in Idaho, Washington and Montana. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
Bonner County ARES/RACES Repeaters:
Primary Repeater: Baldy Mtn, Sandpoint – K7LNA
442.500 MHz, plus offset, PL tone 131.8 Hz
Backup Repeater: Sandpoint (low level) – K7LNA
443.625 MHz, plus offset, PL tone 136.5 Hz
146.460 MHz, simplex
Bonner County ARES/RACES Nets:
Local ARES/RACES Nets are held every Monday evening. The Net meets on-the-air at 7:00 PM local time on the primary repeater frequency. In the event of an emergency, we will also use the backup repeater and simplex frequencies listed above.
Net Control Station Operator Schedule:
1st Monday: Tim Gift KG7CSE
2nd Monday: Lee Lukehart K7AVR
3rd Monday: Mark Earls K7MEE
4th Monday: Dave Merritt W7FYV
5th Monday: unassigned + Simplex Net after [for May 29th, Jeff Haney AF7JX will be NCS for both nets]
ARES® and Amateur Radio Emergency Service® are trademarks of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL). Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).