Jul 282014
 

Dave Sharpe will be conducting an ATV (Amateur Television) training session on Saturday the 23rd of August at the Boulder County EOC.

If you have not yet received this training, or would like a refresher, please select the date on the calendar (main page of this website) and create a ‘Booking’  for the event.

This training will cover the use of the BCARES and CU backpacks and associated gear, including cameras, tripods, transmitters and batteries.

Please contact Jerry (N0OUW), George (KA0BSA), or Dave (KI0HG) with any questions you may have concerning this event.

Thanks

Jerry

 

 

Jul 212014
 

Announcing a BCARES training session for July

The session will be held at the Boulder County EOC and conducted by Dan Barber of the Office of Emergency Management

This training module is a requirement for the Facility Support (F) level of BCARES membership.

You can indicate your attendance at this session by going to the calendar on the main page of this site and clicking on Thursday July 24th. Follow the menu items for ‘Booking’ so we know that you will be attending and we can provide Dan with your name so he can create a login userid for you.

This web based tool is one that is critical in tracking all the activity by the various agencies in support of all sorts of Boulder County emergencies. One of the real benefits of this system is that you will be able to monitor the activities from anywhere you have access to the internet and will not need to call in for information or possible assignments.

Feel free to contact Jerry Schmidt (N0OUW) or George Weber (KA0BSA) with any questions.

nickijerry@Comcast.net

grweber47@gmail.com

Jun 122014
 

Just a quick reminder of a couple of things.

This weekend on Saturday, June 14th, is Airport Day. There will be lots of interesting thing to see. The National Guard and other groups involved in last September’s Flood will be there. We can show them our appreciation.

Also there is going to be a Weather Spotter Training starting at 8AM and going until about noon in the terminal. This is a very important skill to have even if it’s just for you and your family’s personal safety. BCARES has a net on the repeater (146.760) starting informally every time the weather looks threatening. Listen in and check in if you are a Weather Spotter. With the training listed below, you will be issued a Spotter Number and become a valuable asset.

8:00am MDT ~ Boulder Airport Terminal conference room ~ 3335 Airport Road, Boulder, CO
Contact Information: christelucas@yahoo.com

I hope to see you there on Saturday,

George – KAOBSA
BCARES AEC

Jun 122014
 

If you are going to be the Net Control Stations (NCS) on Monday evening here is where you can find suggested scripts you can use. You can check-in stations in any form you wish but here is a sample logs for you to try. After you have been NCS a time or two try taking the Self Evaluation for and sen a copy to KA0BSA (grweber47@gmail.com) to be stored in your file. It is just another way to improve your skills as net control.

BCARES R-1 D-3 Net Script 6-3-2013

BCARES R-1 D-3 Rsources Net Script 4-24-2014

BCARES practice NCS log 2014

NCS Self Evaluation FILL-IN

Apr 242014
 

Hello BCARES Members. National Weather Service is teaching a Weather  Spotter training sponsored by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. It  will be held on Tuesday, May 6th at 18:30 in the training room at the  Boulder County Sheriff’s Headquarters at 5600 Flatirons Parkway on 55th  between Pearl and Arapahoe. Have your BCARES ID with you.

To register, please email  Francesca Gonzales at the EOC (fgonzales@bouldercounty.org) and have her put  your name on the list for Weather Spotter Training. This is an opportunity  to obtain your Spotter Number or get a good refresher before the upcoming  severe weather season. As they say; “it isn’t a mater of IF but WHEN…”

Looking for you on the Net,
George Weber
BCARES Training Co-Chair

Mar 012014
 

George Weber (KA0BSA) will conduct Packet and D-STAR training on Saturday, March 22nd. Depending on weather we may also provide the “Carry Test’ for those who have not completed this training.  The exact location is still to be determined, so click on the 22nd of March in the calendar and book yourself into the session so we have an idea of the number of folks planning to attend.

Thanks……….Jerry (N0OUW)