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South County ARES: Donations Needed

South County ARES ("SCARES") relies on the time and resources of our members to provide emergency communications in southern San Mateo County. Our members pay no monetary dues but contribute extensively of their time and expertise. We educate and train new hams, CERT volunteers in comms; we support a wide variety of community events which provide us with great training and experience. We rely on the generosity of members and others for donations to pay our bills and fund our amateur radio communication projects.

We have a UHF (70cm) repeater on top of Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City. We started a split-site 6m repeater last year and are in the process of converting it to a single site repeater which needs a duplexer. We developed a portable auxiliary UHF repeater several years ago. The projects need supplies and equipment . Improving emergency comms in our area costs money and our funds are limited..

If you would like to help us improve emergency communications in southern San Mateo County, here are some opportunities:

  1. Contribute to our 6m duplexer fund. This is our most urgent need. Read more about this project ...

  2. Contribute to our Repeater Fund. These funds are used to replace our repeater and remote base equipment: radios, cables, antennas. Replacement is done on an "as needed" basis.

  3. Contribute to our General Fund. These funds are used to pay our bills: telephone used to control our UHF repeater, handbook printing fees, internet hosting, event supplies and more.


If you prefer, you may send a check payable to South County ARES, Inc. to our treasurer:

South County ARES, Inc.
Larry Sweeney, W6RMF, Treasurer
501 Portola Road #8088
Portola Valley, CA 94028-8610

Please include a note indicating whether the donation is for the 6m Duplexer, Repeater, or General fund. If not noted, the money will go to the 6m Duplexer fund. When that goal is reached, donations will go into the General Fund.

Thank you for your donation. We appreciate your help. South County ARES, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible.

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