ACARES Monthly Meeting -- September 14th 7:00pm -- CCSD ESC 4700 S. Yosemite St. Greenwood Village, CO

Aurora Repeater Association

The Aurora Repeater Association's mission is to provide repeater service for the Denver, Colorado area. We also strive to provide education for new and not so new Amateur Radio Operators alike. http://www.n0ara.org/

Denver Radio League

The Denver Radio League (DRL) is a nonprofit, amateur radio group that operates and maintain 3 repeaters serving the Denver Metro area. http://www.denverradioleague.org/

RMHAM

They are a ham radio group that prides itself in finding new ways to advance the art and science of amateur radio in the Colorado Front Range. We have technically skilled people in the business with several hundred years of combined knowledge on almost any topic you might encounter. Their website is http://rmham.org.

Centennial Mountain

146.640 DRL repeater on Centennial Mountain

               N39° 45.148'
               W105° 21.531'
               Elevation 8679 ft.
For more information and photos of the site please visit the Denver Radio Leagues website at www.denverradioleague.org.

ACARES Weekly Nets

Weekly Nets are held each Sunday morning at 09:30:

  • 146.640 (-) (100.0 PL) - Primary VHF (DRL) (Coverage)
  • 146.880 (-) (100.0 PL) - Secondary VHF (DRL) (Coverage)
  • 449.225 (-) (141.3 PL Optional) Primary UHF (RMHAM)
  • 448.225 (+) (141.3 PL) Secondary UHF (RMHAM)

The Net Script can be found here: VHF Net Script.

Being a net control is an important part of being an active member. Sunday morning nets are a good way to practice your skills. You can volunteer to be a Net Control by contacting Dan Meyer, NØPUF, Operations Officer.

Alert Messages and their definitions

We have been using the following Alerts via SMS and E-mail and thought a refresher/reminder would be good:

  • Alert 1 – Pre-activation Alert – Prepare for possible Stand-By mode to occur within 24 hours or less.
  • Alert 2 – ARES Stand-By Alert – ACARES has been requested to be prepared for possible activation by the served agency(ies), within 12 hours.
  • Alert 3 – ARES Activation Alert – ACARES members are requested to respond based on the request or guidance of the served agency, within 1 hour.
  • Alert 4 – Change in Activation – A change in directions or directives by the served agency redirecting ACARES members to another assignment(s). Always acknowledge this message with Net Control by radio or phone.
  • Alert 5 – Cancellation Notification – The Stand-By or activation mode for ACARES has been cancelled. Always acknowledge this message and check out with Net Control when going off the air.   

As always please reach out to any of the officers or me, EC at Arapahoe County ARES, if you have any questions.

Net Controls Needed

We are always looking for Net Controls so please volunteer! It’s a great experience and easy to do. We can coach you through it at your place or you are welcome to go to another members home and use their equipment. For more information please email Dan N∅PUF.