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Coachella Valley ARES

Coachella Valley ARES

Coachella Valley ARES group Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Welcome to the Coachella Valley ARES page. On this page we will be posting anything that involves ARES within the COACHELLA VALLEY.


Coachella Valley ARES NET meets the 1st and 3rd Monday Nights of each month on 146.760 (-) PL 107.2 at 7:30 PM. This net will be run by a different ARES member. Visitors will always be welcome.

If you wish to be a NET CONTROL OPERATOR please check out this example PREAMBLE for your use by clicking on this sentence. Please keep track of check-ins on your own.

Master list of Check-ins is updated once a month and will be e-mailed out to everyone that runs the NET.  All check-ins need to be reported to the NET Manager so that the master list can be updated.

Hospital Emergency Radio Operators (HEROs)

HEROs need to program the following frequencies into their radios.


  • Desert RATS Repeater: 146.940 – PL 107.2
  • Secondary Repeater: 146.760 – PL 107.2

Simplex Frequencies:

  • 144.315
  • 144.345
  • 144.360
  • 440.000
  • 445.000

If you wish to see all the frequencies that RACES and various other Ham Radio groups use in the Coachella Valley. List of Used Frequencies

ARES Hospital Support for Eisenhower Medical Center.

We are looking for more volunteers to help with this support program. If you have any questions you can call or email the Coachella Valley ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator – Glenn Morrison (Contact info on Contact Page).

To be able to help support Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) you need to fill out the local ARES form and complete the following FEMA training.

IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals .

IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations.

IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction.

There are other training courses that you can do, but are not required for the hospital support team. Take a look at the entire course listing here.

We will be announcing specific training at the monthly meetings and to the members that are on the hospital support e-mail list.


To join ARES all you need to do is fill out the ARES Registration form and bring it with you to one of our monthly meeting or mail it in to the club mail box at:

The Desert RATS
P.O. Box: 1167
Palm Springs, CA 92264

ARES Registration Form

To sign up for All ARES Areas we cover you need to do the following:

  1. Go to the ARES Registration Database site and register – Make sure you fill in all information and that select the Coachella Valley ARES group so that we will be informed that you have joined.
  2. Fill this out and bring it to a club meeting: ARES Registration Form – This signs you up with the local Coachella Valley ARES group for helping within the Coachella Valley only.