Sep 182018
 

BCARES Members – What to do “if the lights go out.”

      Just a reminder BCARES is Region1 District 3 = R1D3 = “13”, V = vhf & U = uhf

How to keep in touch if all else fails

Listen to the primary and secondary repeaters. I suggest you scan them on a regular basis along with Public Service frequencies.

13V01             146.760 – (100.0)      Boulder primary, operations net

13V02             146.700 – (100.0)      Boulder secondary, logistics net

13V03             147.270 + (100.0)      Longmont regional, shelters

13VS1            146.400   simplex       Local and tactical net (not repeated)

13U05             449.550 – (100.0)      UHF back-up net repeater

13V11             146.805 – (100.0)      Gold Hill local net / shelter

13V12             147.030 + (100.0)      Allenspark local repeater

13V13             146.910 – (1230.)      AirLink mountain-wide area repeater

13V14             146.610 – (100.0)      Lyons linked repeater (IRLP)

                       D-STAR and DMR      also have established simplex frequencies for emergencies.

BCFD C          Boulder County Fire Dispatch, central repeater (and Ambulance) keep up to date…

Even though many of these repeaters are on emergency power they could stop repeating. If you turn off the positive or negative offset on your radio (check your manual to learn how to turn off the “shift” or “duplex” to not be + or -) it will be transmitting on the OUTPUT frequency. You would have simplex communication and a number of BCARES members might be listening/scanning.

All of the above frequencies can be received at the Boulder EOC and in case of emergencies the BCARES cube radios should be manned. Some signals out of the mountains are better than others. If you know you have a good direct RF path into the EOC you can relay messages if needed.

I hope everyone has access to a storage battery (12 volt car or motorcycle battery) and keep it charged and exercise it periodically. Use it and recharge it.

Anderson connectors are a very good idea for all of your radio power connections.

Anderson 12 volt (RED & BLACK) 30 amp (PP30) connectors:  https://powerwerx.com/dc-power-products

73,

George – KA0BSA

Jul 212018
 

This is an annual event at the Boulder County Fair.

We setup a booth and engage with the public to answer questions and inform the public about the service we provide to the County.  During this time the public gets a chance to interface with a number of public service agencies such as Police, Fire, Ambulance and other organizations that provide community services.

We encourage BCARES members to help out with the setup, tear down, as well as stopping by during the event to share your experiences with BCARES.

It is a fun event and an opportunity to visit with personnel from some of our partners.

I just visited the Fair website and it appears that there will be many activities this year geared toward kids as well as all First Responders on August 3rd and 4th.

Checkout the website.     https://www.bouldercountyfair.org/events/2018/firefighter-combat-challenge

Apr 092018
 

Orientation Session – Saturday April 14th  -  9-12 Saturday morning at the EOC

This is one of the three initial requirements for new applicants. We currently have 5 applicants that need this training. This session  is also open to any and all BCARES members that would like a refresher.

Please click on April 14 on the calendar and book yourself into this session if you plan to attend. We want to make certain we create enough handouts.

Thanks....... Jerry   NØOUW

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 n0ouw@arrl.net         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 fgonzales@bouldercounty.org. You’ll receive a confirmation email from me once you are registered.

Thanks,
Francesca


 

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 n0ouw@arrl.net


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.