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- 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: 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 Prior training done on-line is no longer valid, even if you took it recently, you will need to take this in-person course.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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- Published: 03 January 2018 03 January 2018
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Happy New Year to all our ARES - RACES members and those visiting our web site.
The January Meeting, to be held on Thursday the 18th, will cover Go-kits, Go-boxes and Mobile rigs. If you have a mobile/portable radio setup that you have "ready-to-go" at a moments notice, please bring it to the next meeting. You'll have an opportunity to show it off and for othes to see the different ways we all put these together. We'll also go through some hands-on time to help others with their mobile setups. Later at the February Second Saturday Digital Workshop, we'll have a few hours to help others build and install mobile rigs. It should be a good time.
In the upcoming Second Saturday Digital Workshop for January, you can look forward to learning more about Scripting. This is the ability to send your digital messages via more than one repeater by using "scripts" that help channel the message the way you want. Anyone new to digital and specifically Winlink, please come on out and the instructors can help you get set up with Winlink for the very first time if needed, or help you with scripting.
The webmaster will hopefully be posting information soon regarding upcoming Amateur license classes. For now, dates are as follows:
- February 10th 2018 - Technician
- March 17th 2018 - General
- May 12th 2018 - Technician
- August 11th - Technician
- November 10th 2018 - Technician
License Classes are currently being held at the Fire Training Center. A test opportunity will be given at the end of each class. More info to come.
Times: 0800 - 1730 (5:30 pm), with a 45 minute break for lunch.