Mar 062018

Packet Training Opportunity

Beginning in March, we are attempting to schedule BCARES member training on the 3rd Saturday of each month trough October. Hopefully this will help you to better manage your calendars and take advantage of the training sessions offered.

This month's session will be an Introduction to Packet Communications, plus workshop, presented by Mark Huff (KØLRS)

This first training is also to help members get up-and-running with their packet equipment. People should bring their radios and hardware, if possible. The goal it to make it work. All set-up questions welcome.

Please click on the date (March 17) in the calendar and 'Book' yourself into this training if you are planning to attend.

Thanks...........Jerry  (NØOUW)


If this is your first time using packet please review videos 02, 04, 05, and 07 (they start at the bottom of the page) at before the class to allow us more time for station setup.  Please bring your packet station to test or to help you get it operational.  We will also have BCARES packet stations to train on.

Feb 092018

The OEM training noted below is also available to BCARES members who need this training, or a refresher. As requirements dictate, there will be evening opportunities later in the year, for evening sessions, especially for BCARES members.  Click Here for the registration form and submit to Francesca as described in the form if you would like to attend one of these sessions.

Please address any questions to Jerry (N0OUW) at         Thanks

Good Morning MAC Members,

We are offering two WebEOC classes up to get you comfortable using WebEOC again. The classes are schedule for 1.5 hours to accommodate plenty of questions, however, they typically only run about an hour.

·       Monday, 3/5/18, 2:00-3:30pm in the EOC
·       Monday, 3/12/18, 9:00-10:30am in the EOC

To register, please complete and email attached form to You’ll receive a confirmation email from me once you are registered.



Feb 062018

We have scheduled a BCARES Training session for Saturday Feb 24th from 9am -12 noon at the EOC.

George (KAØBSA) will present  'Best Practices' on standardized logging, documentation , and messaging as it relates to Net Operations during an emergency event. This will cover ICS forms such as the ICS-213 and other NTS (National Traffic Systems) forms.

If you plan to attend this training, please go to Feb 24th on the calendar and Book yourself into the session so we can plan the necessary amount of handouts.

Please contact Jerry (NØOUW) with any questions.....


Jan 312018

       I mentioned this opportunity during a recent BCARES Monday Night Net

As I noted then briefly, these courses are not for everyone and are geared mainly toward those individuals that are training to be leaders in the Incident Command System. Neither of these courses are required for any level of BCARES membership. For those who need this training, it is only offered locally very infrequently and is only conducted in a face-to-face classroom setting (unlike many other ICS course that are completed on-line)

If you are interested in this training, please contact me for more information.

Jerry Schmidt  (N0OUW)

E-Mail at

Boulder OEM is offering ICS 300 & 400 training in March 2018.

 ICS 300 Training - March 13th, 14th, 15th 8:30am-4:30pm in the HQ Training room, 5600 Flatirons           Pkwy, Boulder Colorado 80301
 Prerequisites for this course are ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and must be completed prior to class date.

 ICS 400 Training - March 29th & 30th, 8:30am-4:30pm in the HQ Training room, 5600 Flatirons              Pkwy, Boulder Colorado 80301
 Prerequisites for this course are ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800 and must be completed prior to class              date.

Dec 122017

The date  has been set for the BCARES Annual Meeting.

Mark your calendars for Jan 22, 2018..  Click on Jan 22nd in the calendar (right side navigation) for location information,

More Details to follow but you can plan on the doors opening at 5 PM and the meeting to start no later than 6 PM

Aug 102017

BCARES will be conducting an Orientation Session this coming Tuesday August 15th

We will meet at the EOC in Boulder    3820 Airport Road

The meeting is planned to start at 6:30 PM, so please try to arrive by 6:15 if possible.

This session is one of the main requirements for BCARES membership and it is also good for anyone who would like a refresher, if it has been some time since you have attended one.

This session includes a tour of the EOC as well as presentations and discussions about all the rules and regulations we need to abide by as we provide communication support for the EOC.

To 'Book' yourself into the meeting, just click on August 15, in the Calendar on the right side of the main menu.

Feel free to contact Jerry with any questions you may have:   or   303-775-8813


Jul 222017

It's that time again. I've started posting events for the six home games at CU, per the current schedule:

Saturday 9/9 at noon

Saturday 9/16 at noon

Saturday 9/23

Saturday 10/7

Saturday 10/28

Saturday 11/11

If you want to participate, please find the event and sign up as soon as you can.

This is a great opportunity to assist one of our served agencies in their support of public safety, situational awareness as well as an excellent opportunity to enhance your training and experience with providing video coverage for future emergency events.

We welcome folks who don't have field experience with D-ATV. If you can, please attend the D-ATV training on Saturday 8/5 if you haven't attended before.

Jun 202017

It's time again for our annual digital amateur TV (D-ATV) training before the CU football season opens.

This is the same training as last year, including (1) how we use ATV, (2) show-n-tell, and (3) how DVB-T works and why it works best for us.

If you couldn't make last year's training, or you're new and would like to be involved in our D-ATV events, or you'd like a refresher, please sign up (look under events).

The training will be held at the EOC from 8:30 to noon on Saturday, 5 August.

Matt - KØDVB

May 312017

CU has given a short notice request for support at the Dead and Company concert at Folsom 6/9 and 6/10. The request is for two field teams plus the press box crew.

Tentative times:

One field team 1400 each day. One field team 1600 each day. Expected to last each day until 2330 hrs.

See the event signup, but be aware that the email notices may not be working. Please respond directly to George Weber KAØBSA or Mark Huff KØLRS in that case.