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Coos County ARES/RACES exists to provide a viable first response to local or regional communications system outages or overloads. Using Amateur Radio equipment and operators as directed by the County Emergency Manager, ARES/RACES provides back-up voice and digital hard-copy communications to designated agencies for a period of not less than 72 hours, or until normal communications are restored.



Nets, Meetings, and Training

The weekly radio net is held every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM local time on the 146.610 repeater. Negative offset, PL 110.9.

Monthly training meetings are conducted on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. They are held at the Community Health and Education Center (CHEC Building), 3950 Sherman Avenue, Coos Bay/North Bend, unless the nature of the training requires a different location.

For current information call Dan Bissell 541-347-4580. 


Emergency Services District 5 

Contact Us

Emergeny Management Program Manager
Michael Murphy
250 N. Baxter
Coquille, Or. 97423

Phone: 541-396-7790
Fax: 541-396-1014
Email: mmurphy@co.coos.or.us