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PLEASE NOTE: We now have a Groups.io site for ARES - RACES members.
- Published: 16 February 2018 16 February 2018
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During a recent accidental Missile Warning in the U.S.A state of Hawaii, a reporter was there to do a special interest piece on Amateur radio operators. What they really learned was more about professional communicators working as a backup system to authorities when other means of "getting the word out" might fail.
Watch the Video.
- Published: 30 March 2018 30 March 2018
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Spokane County ARES - RACES will be holding a multi-county exercise this coming Saturday, March 31, 2018. These are the general objectives for this exercise:
- We want to activate as many of the city halls as we are able to - we will be concentrating on the outlying areas (have a GPS or map).
- Operating from portable stations (please be ready to setup a portable station & antenna) we would like to use something better than a car antenna if you have the ability to put one up.
- HF operations from those locations.
- VHF & UHF operations from those locations.
- Winlink traffic from those locations.
We will be operating on our SECONDARY Repeater for this exercise NOT the primary.
The Exercise will start at 08:00 PST Saturday morning.
The ICS-plan is in the FILES section please print it out.
DO NOT GIVE FREQUENCIES OUT OVER THE AIR.
An RSVP is requested. View Event on Groups.io.
The necessary ISC 205 and ISC 214 you WILL need for this exercise are in the Files section of the Groups.io site.
Please Note: To access the Files section of the Groups.io site you must log in. If you've never logged in previously, request the Groups.io site send you a link that will allow you to set up your initial password. Once that is done, you will have access to the Files section.
- Published: 17 March 2018 17 March 2018
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- Published: 27 February 2018 27 February 2018
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Helicopter training is NOT a requirement to be a member of ARES - RACES; however, Greater Spokane Emergency Management -DOES- require helicopter training for any members who are called upon to deploy for an emergency. This means if the county calls us up, we can only dispatch members who have had this training. This doesn't mean the ARES - RACES group can't use you in some other important radio communicator position. Please don't let this be a deterrent to your participation. Those members who wish to be eligible to deploy, must get this training. It is only held once or twice a year, depending on the need.
Helicopter training is good for two years. Prior training done on-line is no longer valid, even if you took it recently, you will need to take this in-person course.
The next Helicopter training opportunity is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1800 hours (6 pm) and will last a little over an hour.
Training will be held at:
Spokane County Sheriffs Training Center
6011 N. Chase Rd.
Newman Lake, WA 99025
- Published: 18 January 2018 18 January 2018
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The Spokane ARES - RACES group met at their monthly meeting this January to display various radio and personal survival Go-kits, also referred to as Go-boxes. These are built by radio amateurs to put all needed equipment in one place so they can essentially "grab-and-go." The idea is to take as little time as possible to deploy. The group will also be holding follow-on sessions to help others configure and build their own. Stay tuned for more information.
The presentation can be found in the downloads area.
(I'll fix the photos later)
- Published: 09 January 2018 09 January 2018
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