Adams-Arapahoe County ARES ALERT STATUS: Normal (Alert 0) Monthly Meeting -- Next membership meeting planned for Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 19:00 hours.-- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

2023 Training/Exercise & Event Calendar - Updated on Nov 17th 2023 

(Trainings & Exercises & Events are subject to change during the year)

(All monthly meetings / trainings will be Person to Person & Virtual - unless noted differently)

  • Jan 12 - Monthly Meeting - Radio Programming/Regional & District I-217 - Net Scribing - Kick off 2023
  • Jan 21 - Radio Programming Day - At Cherry Creek ESC Building 0900-1300hrs
  • Jan 21 - Hamfest - NCARC Winter Hamfest 2023 - See Web for details
  • Jan 28 & 29 - Winter Field Day - Exercise - Saturday Jan 28th at 1100-1230hrs
  • Feb 9 - Monthly Meeting - Go Kits - Medical Kits - Vehicle Kits - Using APRS 
  • Feb 14-16 Special Event - Colorado Emergency Management Assoc. (CEMA) Conference in Loveland
  • Feb 19 - The Swapfest at Adams County Fairgrounds 09:00-13:00hrs
  • Mar 9 - Monthly Meeting - 911 PSAP & EOC/ICS Update - Arapahoe County Sheriff Office
  • Mar 14 - Training - NETLOGGER 1930-2030hrs - Virtual
  • Mar 18 - Techfest - New Mexico - Virtual 0800-1700hrs

APRIL IS SKYWARN TRAINING MONTH!

  • Apr 1 - LARCFEST - In Longmont 0900-1300hrs
  • Apr 10 - SKYWARN Training at Brighton Library 327 E Bridge St 1630-1830hrs Open to Public Click here for details
  • Apr 13 - Monthly Meeting - SKYWARN Training at Cherry Creek Schools ISF Building, Centennial  17:30-20:30hrs Open to Public Click here for details
  • Apr 17 - SKYWARN Training at Bennett Rec. Center in Bennett 1730-2030hrs Open to Public Click here for details
  • Apr 18 - Training - Winlink 1930-2030hrs - Virtual
  • Apr 22 - SKYWARN Training at Adams Sheriff Substation 4201 E 72 Ave, Commerce City 10:00-12:00hrs Open to Public Click here for details
  • Apr 25 - SKYWARN Training - Limon 130 C Ave (Lincoln County SO Substation) - 18:30-20:30hrs Open to Public Click here for details
  • May 9/11 - ICS-300 Classroom Training (CANCELLED) - Arapahoe County Sheriff's OEM - Check COTRAIN (http://train.org/colorado/welcome) to Register
  • May 9 - SKYWARN Training - Denver ARES at Red Cross building, 444 Sherman ST, Denver - 18:30-20:30hrs Open to Public Click here for details
  • May 10 - Denver OEM Siren Test - 1100 hrs - Denver & Adams/Arapahoe ARES to assist 
  • May 11 - Monthly Meeting - Summer Weather Protocol - NET/Scribing, Events Updates - ESC Bldg
  • May 13 - Special Event - Armed Forces Day Crossband Test - See ARRL Web Site for details
  • May 20 - Mini Pre-SET Exercise - with Big Sandy Group in Limon - 1300-1700hrs
  • May 23 - Training - DMR & Weather NET reporting 1930-2030 - Virtual
  • Jun 3 - Special Event - Open House at Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office - 0800-1200hours
  • Jun 8 - Monthly Meeting - Aurora OEM Overview & How to make Portable antenna 
  • Jun 17 - Fire Munster Mile High Hook & Ladder Event - ACARES/DARES - Littleton at 08:00-13:00hrs
  • Jun 24 - ARRL Field Day - 2851 South Waco Way (Park) - 1000-2000hrs
  • Jul 8 - Control the Bleed & CPR training - Cherry Creek Schools ISF Bldg room 102 at 1230-1530hrs
  • Jul 13 - Monthly Meeting  - Review County Fair IAP & Prepare for Fair
  • Jul 15 - County Fair Tabletop Exercise - Cherry Creek Schools ESC Bldg room 147 at 10:00-14:00hrs
  • Jul 22 - Special Training - ATV Equipment - Cherry Creek Schools ISF Bldg Room 102 at 0900-1300hrs
  • Jul 27 - 30 - Arapahoe County Fair - More details to be announced
  • Aug 1 - National Night Out - Tentative
  • Aug 5 - DMR Radio Test for SET - More details to come - 1000-1400hrs.
  • Aug 2 - 6 - Adams County Fair - Tentative
  • Aug 8-10 ICS -300 Classroom Training - Arapahoe County Sheriff's OEM 
  • Aug 10 - Community Night Out - in Bennett - 1600-1900hrs
  • Aug 17 - Monthly Meeting - Meeting at State EOC - Tour of EOC - AAR of Fair -18:30-21:00hrs
  • Aug 19 - Special Training - ATV Equipment - Cherry Creek School ESC Building 13:00-16:00hrs
  • Aug 11 - 13 - Strasburg Days/Parade
  • Aug 11- 20 - Western Welcome Week Events/Parade 
  • Aug 27 - The Swapfest at Adams County Fairgrounds - Further details TBA
  • Sep 8 & 9 - Bennett Days/Parade
  • Sep 14 - Monthly Meeting - TBA - At the Adams County EOC
  • Sep 16 - SET Tabletop Exercise - Virtual Exercise Statewide - 09:00-13:00hrs
  • Sep 30 - Adams County Community Safety Fair - Adams County Fairgrounds - 10:00-14:00hrs
  • Oct 4 - Special Event - FEMA/FCC Emergency Alert Test at 12:20hrs
  • Oct 7 - Colorado SET Day - Statewide Exercise - 09:00-13:00hrs
  • Oct 12 - (CANCELLED) - Monthly Meeting - SET Hot wash - HIPAA refresher
  • Oct 14 - Special Event - Solar Eclipse QSO Parties
  • Oct 19 - Great Shakeout Day - Winlink Exercise - USGS Template - Click here for more information
  • Oct 20-22 - Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) https://www.jotajoti.info/jota
  • Nov 9 - Monthly Meeting - Winter Weather/I70 Shelter Protocol - SET AAR 
  • Nov 16 - Exercise - Weather Exercise at Adams EOC
  • Dec 2 - SKYWARN Recognition Day - Exercise - Tentative
  • Dec 14 - Monthly Meeting - End of Year Review & Recognition Event

 

2022 Training & Exercise & Events Calendar Updated Nov 13th 2022

(Trainings & Exercises & Events are subject to change during the year)

(All trainings will be Person to Person & Virtual - unless noted differently)

  • Jan 13 - Monthly Meeting - Review New I-217a Frequencies, Tactical Call-Signs, & APRS
  • Jan 15 - POSTPONED Special MeetingRadio Programming & APRS Programming at the CCSD ESC Building 
  • Jan 29 - ExerciseACARES Radio and Winlink Exercise (1300-1500hrs.) - Part of Winter Heat 2022 Exercise.
  • Feb 10 - Monthly Meeting - ACARES Winlink operations & ACARES Alert System - Virtual Training Only
  • Feb 21-24 - Special Exercise - Weather Forms & SHARES Spotrep-2 Winlink Messages to CEMA Conference  
  • Mar 10 - Monthly Meeting - Alternative Power Sources & Drone Operations. 

April is SKYWARN training month

  • Apr 9 - Special Training - SKYWARN Training for ARES/Amateur Radio Operators - Virtual Training (1000-1200hrs)
  • Apr 10 - Special Training & Exercise - East Region District ARES DMR virtual training by RMHAM at 1300/Exercise at 1400 
  • Apr 14 - Monthly Meeting -SKYWARN Training - Open to Public - Cherry Creek School District ISF Building (1800-2000hrs)
  • Apr 18 - Special Event - World Amateur Radio Day - Radio & Winlink - All day event
  • Apr 20 - Special Meeting - SKYWARN Training - Open to Public - East I-70 Corridor at Bennett Community Center (1800-2000hrs) 
  • Apr 23 - Special Meeting - SKYWARN Training - Open to Public - Adams County SO Sub Station  Commerce City (1000-1200hrs)
  • Apr 24 - Special Exercise - Testing Radio Reverse with ACSO Radio during NET
  • Apr 30 - Exercise - Severe Weather Activation - Radios; APRS; WINLINK; Deployment - Multi ARES Districts - (1000-1300hrs)
  • May 12 - Monthly Meeting - Homebrew Sound Cards; April 30 Exercise AAR Review
  • Jun 9 - Monthly Meeting - Weather NET SOP
  • Jun 18 - Special Event - Mile High Hook & Ladder at Arapahoe Community College
  • Jun 25/26 - Special Event -ARRL Field Day - "READY-SET-GO" 
  • Jul 14 - Monthly Meeting - Preparation for the Fair - Incident Action Plan & Communication Ops - At County Fair
  • Jul 16 - Special Exercise - 2022 Fair Tabletop Exercise - At Cherry Creek ESC Building - Meeting in Person
  • Jul 28-31 Special Event Arapahoe County Fair - Refer to Operations Section on Web Site
  • Aug 2 - Special Event - National Night Out - Statewide Community Event
  • Aug 3-7 - Special Event -  Adams County Fair 
  • Aug 11 - Monthly Meeting - EOC Operations - At Adams County OEM/EOC - Fair HOTWASH - Meeting in Person
  • Aug 27 - Special Event - Limon Classic Car Show - DMR Exercise between ACARES & Big Sandy Radio Group 0900-1200hours
  • Aug 28 -  Special Event - HAMFEST - Adams County Fairgrounds 0800-1300hours
  • Sep 8 - Monthly Meeting - ICS/OEM/EOC Updates and Training - At Arapahoe Sheriff's Office - Meeting in Person
  • Oct 1 - Special EventColorado ARES SET Exercise - 1000-1400hrs
  • Oct 13 - Monthly Meeting - Emergency Operations Center Drill - At Adams County OEM/EOC - Meeting in Person
  • Oct 23 - Special Event - Great Colorado ShakeOut - Part of Sunday NET
  • Nov 10 - Monthly Meeting - AAR Review of 2022 SET & ACARES Survey
  • Dec 3 - Special Event - SKYWARN Recognition Day - Further Details TBA 
  • Dec 8 - Monthly Meeting - Review of 2022 Events and Recognition of members

 

2021 Training & Exercise Calendar - Updated December 21st

(Trainings & Exercises are subject to change during the year)

  • Jan 14 - POD Preparation/HIPAA/Media/Situational Awareness by ARES Staff
  • Jan 24 - Winlink review filling out and sending ICS309 by KIØEP
  • Jan 30 - Communication Exercise - NCR Winter Field Day - Regional ARES Groups - (0930-1200hrs)
  • Feb 11 - 911/PSAP, & Public Safety Dispatching by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office 911 Trainer Cory Rieck
  • Feb 25 - DTRS Radio System overview - Special Training by KBØUBZ/NØOEM
  • Mar 11 - HazMat Awareness by Randy Perlis CDPHE/Weather Preparedness by KBØUBZ/KDØUFO/NØOEM
  • Mar 14 - Winter Storm Blizzard - Operation Snow Dump 2021 - (0800-1800hrs)
  • Apr 08 - SKYWARN Training by NWS (Open to the Public & All ARES Members - starts at 1830hrs)
  • Apr 11 - NET Exercise - Operation Triple Break - (0930-1000hrs)
  • Apr 24 - Weather Exercise - Operation Cherry Bomb - Regional ARES Groups - (0800-1500hrs)
  • May 06 - Winlink/EMCOMM by KIØEP/DMR by KE0DC/Weather Reporting Protocol by KB0UBZ
  • May 08 - World Red Cross Day EMCOMM Exercise (Nationwide Exercise)
  • May 13 - SKYWARN Training by NWS (Open to the Public & All ARES members - starts at 1830hrs)
  • May 16 - NET Exercise - Operation Now What - (0930-1000hrs)
  • Jun 10 - Search & Rescue by WØJEN & K0KHA / MARS by WØUAW / ARES Operation/Response Manual by KCØVAQ
  • Jun 17 - Cancelled - Night Exercise - Operation Do You Know (1900-2030hrs)
  • Jun 26-27 - ARRL Field Day - Regional ARES Groups 
  • Jul 08 - County Fair IAP by KBØUBZ - (In Person Meeting at ACSO Substation at 19:30hrs)
  • Jul 10 - Table Top Exercise - Operation Merry Go Round  (0930-1230hrs at ESC Room 147)
  • July 22-25 - Arapahoe County Fair - Regional ARES Members  (See Public Affairs webpage for further details )
  • Aug 12 - AAR of County Fair by KBØUBZ / Sept & Oct Exercise Updates / County Infrastructure TTX by N0OEM 
  • Aug 23 - NET Exercise - Alert System Drill at 0945 hrs
  • Sep 05 - East I70 Corridor Exercise/Event - Operation Big Boy 4014 (1200-1900hrs)
  • Sep 09 - AAR Big Boy Exercise / East I70 Corridor Plan by N0OEM / Drones by KD0UFO
  • Sep 11 - Text Alert Readiness Drill at 0945 hrs
  • Oct 02 - Colorado SET Exercise - (0900-1300hrs)
  • Oct 14 - Colorado SET Exercise AAR by N0OEM & ARES Staff - East I70 Corridor Plan update by N0OEM
  • Nov 7NET Exercise - Alert System Drill & Readiness for deployment at 0945hrs.
  • Nov 10 - OEM Update by OEM Nate Fogg / ACSO Dispatch Update by Corey/Tiffany - Tour OEM & Dispatch 
  • Nov 13 -EMCOMM Exercise "Operation Cyber Wind" - WinLink Exercise
  • Nov 14 - Denver ARES 10 Meter Exercise (1300-1400hrs)
  • Dec 04 - SKYWARN Recognition Day Exercise - Winter Weather Exercise (1000-1200hrs.)
  • Dec 09 - Overview on WebSDR, KiwiSDR, WSJT and JS8Call by KE0DC (Virtual Training)
  • Dec 15 - Adams County OEM EOC Exercise - Adams County EOC (0800-1100hrs)

 

          2020 Training & Exercise Calendar                                                         

  • January 9:         Winter Net Training. by John, ADØPD
  • February 13:     Winter Go Bags. by Ben, KBØUBZ and Yaesu Fusion system, by Mark, KA0TPG
  • March 12:         ICS Forms. by Randy, N0OEM (Meeting Cancelled - COVID)
  • April 9:             Ham Software. by Mark, KD5DKQ
  • May 14:            AuxComm. by Emit Hurdelbrink, WØUAW
  • June 11:           Arapahoe County OEM Nate Fogg - COVID 19 (Summer Wx Exercise June 20)
  • July 9:              Damage Assessment - by Randy, N0OEM  (Damage Assessment Exercise July 19)
  • August 13:      Shelter Communications by ACARES Staff (Shelter Exercise August 29)
  • September 10: National Traffic System (NTS) & Medical/Hospital Communications - by KBØUBZ 
  • September 16: ICS refresher & updates - Make up from cancelled March training - by ACARES Staff  
  • October 3:       (Colorado ARES Statewide SET from 8am-12pm)
  • October 8:       Fusion Communications - by KEØDC & WØSUN
  • November 12:  DMR & WinLink Communications - by KEODC & KIOEP
  • November 14   (Red Cross EMCOMM Exercise - Nationwide)
  • December 5:    (SkyWarn Recognition Day 2020 - Nationwide)
  • December 10:  ACSO Command Post & 2020 Review of Exercises & Training - by ACARES Staff

ACARES Shirts

The "Official" Adams-Arapahoe County ARES shirts are available for purchase by members. The shirt should have the new multi-Color Adams-Arapahoe County ARES logo embroidered as well as the name and call sign of the member.These shirts must be worn at all ARES events, activations, and exercises.

These shirts are locally produced and take about 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You may order yours at Monograms To Go, Inc. Their address is: 15446 E Hampden Ave, in Aurora and they are on the SE corner of South Chambers Road and East Hampden Avenue in the Mission Viejo Shopping Center (note new location) or call (303) 750-6112. Click here for a map.