Oregon ARES Digital Network
Lane County ARES operates and maintains an OADN
station in the LCSARO Radio Room adjacent to Lane County's Emergency Operations
Center located in the Lane County Sheriff's Office.
The station is comprised of equipment obtained through Oregon
Emergency Management, and is operated under the LCSARO callsign of W7EUG. The
station includes VHF/UHF voice and packet, HF Pactor III, and a VHF Winlink RMS
station. The RMS station operates under the callsign W7EUG-10.
Overview of the Oregon ARES Digital Network
The purpose of the Oregon ARES Digital Network (OADN) is to
provide for the development and implementation of a statewide backup digital
emergency communications network serving two primary purposes. First, the
network should serve the needs of the County Emergency Manager in providing
reliable digital communications between the County EOC and outside agencies,
which includes Oregon Emergency Management (OEM). Ideally, this system should
provide for the restoration of SMTP email to all users, since this is the most
widely used record communications methodology today. Secondly, for those
Counties with the need, it should provide reliable digital communications
between specific locations within the County, such as evacuation centers,
response agencies, incident locations and the County EOC.
The OADN is a “virtual’ network, not an ARES-owned or
controlled physical network. It incorporates, by reference, the existing
excellent packet networks around Oregon, these packet networks are primarily
owned and operated by individual node and system operators, some of whom have
associations with Oregon Section ARES/RACES, and some who do not.
Additional information can be found in Appendix D, of the
Oregon ARES/RACES Operations Manual and Communications Plan available on the