Aug 272015
 

Football season starts with our first CU home game on Saturday, 12 September. An event has already been created for [D]ATV volunteers, so please sign up now.

The other home games are:

Saturday, 26 September

Saturday, 3 October

Saturday, 17 October

Saturday, 7 November

Friday, 13 November

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.

May 052015
 

Volunteers are needed to help test medication dispensing operations.
Be part of the first ever Boulder County public Point-of-Dispensing (POD) exercise!
Public health agencies throughout the country are required to protect people from exposure to biological agents like Anthrax. Part of the plan requires that medications are provided as rapidly as possible to prevent people from getting sick. Boulder County has developed a drive-through method and one that uses buses to collect people from outlying locations and bring them to the POD to ease traffic and speed up the process.

What's Involved?.
Use your own vehicle to drive-through several times to simulate picking up preventative medication

Event to be held at Boulder County Fairgrounds May 21st 8-Noon

Click Here to Register!

Mar 162015
 

Please note that several new training opportunities have recently been added to the calendar.

New Member Orientation to BCARES and the EOC has been scheduled for Sat April 11

and Weather Spotter Training has been added to the calendar for April 11 and May 5th.

Check those dates on the BCARES calendar for details...............

Feb 022015
 

Announcing WEBEOC training for BCARES

Please click on Feb 26 in the Calendar for additional details and be sure to 'book' yourself into the event if you plan to attend.

*************  CANCELLED ***************

Due to the current weather forecast - we have decided to cancel this training session

I will create a new calendar entry shortly for this date to be rescheduled to Thursday March 19.

Time and place will be the same.....7-9 PM at the EOC in Boulder

*******************   CANCELED  *********************************************************************

Aug 062014
 

The Fall schedule of CU Football games has been published.

The six games this year all fall on a Saturday and are as follows:

  • 13 Sep
  • 20 Sep
  • 4 Oct
  • 25 Oct
  • 1 Nov
  • 29 Nov

Events have been created for each of these dates on the website calendar and the booking function is turned on and ready for you to let us know which date you will be available to assist with this important activity.

As is typical, the game times are still to be determined. That is for all except the 1st game. The 1st game on 13 Sep is an 8PM start time.  Further details and times will be added to each event as the information becomes available, so check back frequently for the latest information.

 

Sep 162013
 

While trying to schedule volunteers in response to the Boulder County Flood, we've discovered a large number of members who don't have current NCS qualifications. I would encourage all members, regardless of qualification level, to refresh your NCS qualifications as soon as possible. It just so happens that there's a net tonight at 8:00 pm on the 146.76 repeater making now the ideal time for a refresher.

The necessary NCS documents are available within the "Documents" section in the navagation bar to the right, or you can simply follow these links:
BCARES Net Script (Updated June 2013)
NCS Self Evaluation

Please note that there is a typo in the NCS Self Evaluation and George Weber's email address should end in @gmail.com.

Jun 142013
 

BCARES will hold an "Advanced TV Class" on Saturday morning, 13 July, from
09:00 to 12:00 at the Boulder County EOC / 911 Center.

The class will be taught by Jim Andrews, KH6HTV.   Jim is the trustee for
the BCARES TV Repeater,  W0BCR.   Jim also designed and built most of
BCARES' TV equipment, including the quad receivers, repeaters, etc.

Subjects to be covered will include:
1.   Operation of new generation, synthesized, VUSB-TV Transmitters.
2.   Operation of 23cm FM-TV transmitters and receivers.
3.   Operation of EOC  QUAD  TV  receiver & Situation Room large screen monitors
4.   Operation of Sheriff's SWAT QUAD TV receiver
5.   Theory of TV Repeaters
6.   Operation of Chautauqua Park TV Repeater
7.   Operation of Portable TV Repeater

The first hour will be a lecture room, power-point presentation.   The remainder
of the training will be a "hands-on" with participants setting up and operating all
of the above equipment.   This will occur both in the BCARES EOC cubicle and outside
in the EOC parking lot.

This class is limited to only those BCARES members who have attended Dave Sharpe's
"Introduction to ATV" and are already certified to setup and operate BCARES' TV pack sets.

Advance registration is requested so we will have sufficient hand-out materials and space
available. To register, reserve a seat here or send an email to  kh6htv@arrl.net.

Mar 132012
 

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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 (18%, 6 Votes)
  • First Aid (18%, 6 Votes)
  • ATV Repeater Operation (15%, 5 Votes)
  • Packet (12%, 4 Votes)
  • ATV (9%, 3 Votes)
  • WEBEOC (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Carry Test (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Other (Please comment below) (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Carry Test (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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