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