The first board meeting of 2013 will be held at the Boulder County EOC on Tuesday, February 26 at 1830.
The Longmont Times-Call published a fine article on Boulder County ham radio today. You can read the article at http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_22410766/ham-radio-alive-and-well-boulder-county.
The BCARES annual meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 28th at 5:30 PM in the Clerk and Recorder Building at 1750 33^rd Street, Boulder – in the Houston Room at the parking lot level.
Early activities and light snacks will begin at 5:30 PM and the regular meeting will be called to order at 6:30 PM.
The 146.76 RMVHFS repeater will be available for talk-in and to answer any questions. BCARES Members and guests are welcome. An annual report, guest speakers, and other general membership business with take place.
We’re coming up on four months since the announcement of the new credentialing and certification program, and we’ve had some great successes with the first round of training and certifications. We know that there are a number of folks out there who still need to attend training and even more who need to become certified. To schedule our next slate of training sessions we’d like your input. Which training or certifications do you need the most?
You’ll need to login to the BCARES site to vote, so please use your FCC call sign to register an account if you don’t have one already.
Which training courses or certification events should we schedule next?
- CPR (40%, 6 Votes)
- First Aid (40%, 6 Votes)
- ATV Repeater Operation (33%, 5 Votes)
- Packet (27%, 4 Votes)
- ATV (20%, 3 Votes)
- WEBEOC (20%, 3 Votes)
- Carry Test (20%, 3 Votes)
- Carry Test (7%, 1 Votes)
- Other (Please comment below) (7%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 15
I’ve had a few folks ask about setting a headshot picture for their account, so I thought I’d post the information up here. If you haven’t yet done it, take a second to go to https://en.gravatar.com/site/signup/ and enter your email address to start the registration process. It’s quick, easy, and it will help us all recognize each other by sight rather than just voice or call sign.
A schedule of the net control stations (NCS) for the BCARES Monday night nets is back on the web! Acting as NCS is one of possible components of your required Net Qualification in the new Certification and Credentialing process, so take a look and contact Jane Przedpelski (KC0FGE) to sign up.
As a reminder, the BCARES weekly nets are held every Monday evening at 20:00 local time on the 146.760 MHz (-) repeater, courtesy of the Rocky Mountain VHF Society. All interested amateur radio operators are encouraged to participate.
By now, most of you should have received a packet in the mail outlining the new BCARES Certification and Credentialing Program (or C&C). The needs and requirements of our served agencies are growing, and, as a result, the board has developed a new C&C program that will help ensure that we’re continuing to assist our served agencies in a safe and superlatively effective manner. If you haven’t seen the letter yet, have a look below for a great introduction to the new process.
Welcome to the new and improved BCARES website! The website committee’s primary goal was to provide a more interactive and flexible communications method for the membership. Please have a look around the new postings, menus, and other cool functionality and share your comments. If you’re looking for something on the old website, it’s still mostly available at http://bouldercountyares.org/Archive12.6.2011.
Thanks and 73,
2011 BCARES Website Committee
Check out the events page. At the time of this post, I only have Operation Mountain Guardian posted (and the information isn’t necessarily correct). Once we get going, we can use this to list our upcoming events and even RSVP for them!
Check out the brand new Training page for a list of links to FEMA and ARRL training. What training content are we missing?