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A.R.E.S./R.A.C.E.S. - Amateur Radio Emergency Service serving greater Spokane County and surrounding regions. Providing communications support for public service events, and emergency communications support for local through national government and other non-government agencies.
How to join ARES / RACES
August 17, 2017 Training
APRS will be the focus of this month's training. APRS is more than just geolocation
tracking, come learn more about the messaging capabilities of APRS.
Saturday July 29, 2017
5th Saturday Exercise & Barbecue
The 5th Saturday exercise was a great success. The objective was to
deploy to as many remote locations as possible to test communications
paths for both voice and digital. Using repeaters and Simplex modes
of operation as well as Winlink communication using Winlink forms was
The group deployed to nine outlying cities with net control from the
Fire Training Center. In many locations we had more than one operator,
which made for a good day of Elmering. For Simplex operations, net control
was transferred to Krell hill. All stations passed a variety of traffic
including an ARRL Radiogram by phone (voice over repeater) and using
a Winlink ARRL Radiogram form. Near the end of net operaions, each station
sent an ICS-213 form, again using Winlink.
As emergency services throughout the entire US are moving to standardize
communication methods, the use of ICS forms is becoming more widely
used by served agencies. This is one of the reasons we practice using
what our served agencies will be asking of us.
After the exercise, ARES / RACES members and their families gathered
at the Fire Training Center to enjoy a barbecue with hamburgers and
hot dogs, side dishes and way more ice cream than we could eat. Overall
it was really fun day.
AD7DD deployed to Krell Hill with the ARES / RACES portable repeater
AD7DD operating the portable repeater and personal Go-Kit with multi-band
voice and data capabilities.
Additional Information on Digital Communications
can be found on Don Felgenhauer's web site here:
EOC to EOC Exercise Aug 2013
Puyallup Ham Fest 2012
Field Day 2009 Pictures
EOC to EOC Exercise May 2009
Field Day 2006 Pictures
SET 2002 Pictures
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