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Tim, W1TRT, participating in RACES exercise, August, 2012 County ARES/RACES Net - Tuesdays (except 4th Tuesday), 1900 hrs local, 147.135 CARA rptr (PL 156.7)
 
Next CARA Meeting: 25 November, 2014  --   Columbia Amateur Radio Association
 
Activity Maps
Monthly Club Meetings (4th Tuesday of the month at 1930) - 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, 21046, Room 401
Monthly Board Meetings (3rd Thursday of the month at 1930) - HCFR Station 5, Clarksville
Monthly Breakfast (2nd Saturday of the month at 0900) - Frank's Diner RSVP
Howard County Community College Radio Club (USE Adobe READER)
Net Control Station N3YQ operating for the Knights of Columbus 2011 10k run/walk
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Next Drill: Skywarn Exercise - Date TBA
 
Contact Dave Prestel.

Howard County RACES Information: RO Dave Prestel, W8AJR
 
2014 RACES Drill Schedule
 
RACES Certification Course List
 
Local Frequencies Grid (.xls)
 
HCFR RACES Dispatch Forms
 
"Comprehensive Crisis Communications Planning For The Prepper" (.pdf)
(Article passed out at 4 FEB 2012 RACES Annual Meeting)
 
RACES INFO - County Fire Stations
ARRL logo On Friday, November 21st, at 2000, the MDC Section will hold its next regular section-wide Echolink net on the "WASH_DC" Node 6154 server, which is sponsored by John Creel (WB3GXW).
 
Everyone is welcome to check in.
 
A number of repeaters in the section are connected to Echolink, including the 147.225+ (PL 156.7) repeater in Calverton. Check your local repeater directory if you wish to check in via RF.
 

Schedule of 2012 Public Service Events TBAColumbia Amateur Radio Association logo
CARA/ARES Anticipated Public Service Events 2014
 
  EVENT     DATE     CONTACT  
Field Day with PVRC 26-28 JUN Dave W8AJR
Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 5K and 10K 5 SEP 2015 Dan N3YQ
Civil War Century Bike Ride 12 SEP 2015 Dave W8AJR
Columbia Bike About 26 SEP 2015 Rob KB3PSD
CARA Hamfest 4 OCT 2015 David KB3VDY

 

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The former Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) series of three training courses has been reconfigured into two courses: An introductory course and a course for leaders and managers. Revised in 2011, this is an update of the former Level 1 course. It is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for hams who want to serve as a Public Service volunteer. It provides an opportunity for non-hams who rely on communications in emergency situations to learn about Amateur Radio and its unique role in emergencies.
 
The course is offered online using the Moodle learning platform. The Introduction to Emergency Communication course has six sections with 29 lesson topics and a 35 question final assessment. Participants should plan on completing the course in approximately 45 hours over a nine week period. This is a mentored course, in which you may work according to your own schedule. Cost is $50 for ARRL members and $85 for non-members.
 
For start dates, registration deadlines and more visit here on the ARRL Website.


Various Levels of Howard County RACES certification may be obtained by completing the appropriate courses listed in the table below.
 
Link to National Incident Management System Courses (NIMS)

On successful completion of a course, email a copy of your FEMA notification to Dan, N3LDC (threegees "at" verizon.net)
 
Course requirements are aligned with your "Resource Type". Resource Type requirements can me found on pages 13 & 14 of the RACES Manual (.doc)
  RESOURCE TYPE     COURSE  
FOUR IS-22 Are You Ready
IS-100.B Introduction To Incident Command System (ICS)
THREE ALL TYPE FOUR COURSES PLUS
IS-700 National Incident Management System, NIMS, An Introduction
IS-394 Protecting Your Home Or Small Business From Disaster [replaces IS-292]
[Those who have completed IS-292 are "grandfathered"
TWO ALL TYPE FOUR AND THREE COURSES PLUS
IS-271 Anticipating Hazardous Weather And Community Risk
IS-775 EOC Management And Operations [replaces IS 275]
[Those who have completed IS-275 are "grandfathered"
ONE ALL TYPE FOUR, THREE AND TWO COURSES PLUS
IS-324 Community Hurrican Preparedness
IS-800 NationalResponse Framework, An Introduction

1. J-Pole Project (pdf)(QST)
2. J-Pole Project (pdf)(73)

 

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 CONTACTS 
 ARES 
EC Rich Firestone WR3F
AEC Dave Prestel W8AJR
AEC Jon Wilson KF3O
AEC Dan Wilt N3YQ
 RACES 
RO Dave Prestel W8AJR
Ass't RO Jon Wilson KF3O
Ass't RO Dan Wilt N3YQ
Ass't RO Rich Firestone WR3F
   MDC/County 
LGL Ken Wood N3RER

Hamfest Calendar Listing

4 Oct 2015 - W. Friendship, MD
Columbia Amateur Radio Association
CARAfest
Howard Cty Fairgrounds

U.S. Amateur Radio Bands
bandplan graphic and link to ARRL bandplan pdf file