May 112020

Hello everyone, 

This will be on May 21st at 630 pm.  For those that missed the first go around there is one more chance! Please feel free to pass this along to others who may have missed the first one. This will be similar to the April 7th event but may add/twist a few things to make it interesting.  Event information below.   

Scott Entrekin, SKYWARN Coordinator

NWS, Boulder CO


Please register for SKYWARN Spotter Training on May 21, 2020 6:30 PM MDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Dec 132019

BCARES Members,
BCARES holds its annual meeting in January. This year it will be held on January 13, 2020 at the Boulder County Clerk’s Office, 1755 33rd St. in Boulder in the Houston room, accessible from the parking lot. The door will open at 5pm with refreshments and getting acquainted.

The meeting will begin promptly at 6pm.
At the start of the meeting we will recognize our guests and give them a short time to make remarks if they wish. Following these opening remarks will be a PowerPoint review of 2019 that will recall this year’s activities and briefly address the future. There will be a short break before the business meeting.

At the business meeting will be the election of some of the Board members. The BCARES Board is made up of 2 representations from each of the three local clubs: BARC, LARC, and RMVHFS. We also have six elected members at large, of those, four representatives are up for election each year.

Remember, you need to be current on your dues ($20) in order to vote.
You can pay by PayPal on the BCARES web site (below), or cash or check at the meeting.

Patches, hats, and decals will be available to purchase.

Please look over the web site and especially the Vision, Mission, and Values statements.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Our goal is to disperse by 8pm.
George – KA0BSA

George R Weber
4773 Raven Run
Broomfield, CO 80023
cell: 720 839 8270

Sep 102019

At this weeks Board meeting, it was announced that the University of Colorado will not require ATV support for this fall's football games.  As a result, I have removed our ATV training dates from the 2019 Training Calendar and deleted the calendar event entries. 

The Board is working on the details of how this will impact our ATV training program going forward, since these games were used as a key training vehicle for ATV. There will be more information to follow as detailed plans are developed.

It is very likely that we will be asked to provide situational awareness support for other campus activities, from time to time, for other events not centered around Folsom Field.

Thanks ……..Jerry  


Jul 232019

Announcing this year's version of NNO. BCARES plans to attend the Broomfield, Superior, Niwot, and Lyons locations again this year. 

We plan to have a packet station at each location so we can communicate with other as we demonstrate Amateur Radio for the general public.

The events usually set up between 4 and 5 in the afternoon and run until approximately 8PM. 

If you are interested in helping out, please feel free to go to the date in the calendar and 'Book' yourself into the event and specify which location you would like to attend. 

It is a lot of fun...…… 

Apr 182019
  • G191: ICS/EOC Interface

June 26th, 8:30am-4:00pm

Sponsored by the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

Located at the Sheriff Headquarters, 5600 Flatirons Pkwy Boulder Colorado 80301, space is limited and registration is required.

(for specific details about class see attached flyer). Please use the COTRAIN registration link to register.

Click Here to access the Flyer with details of the training.

Mar 182019

The training session for April has been announced and will entail Packet Forms and Messaging.

George, KA0BSA, will host the training session that will run from 9AM until Noon at the EOC.

Please 'Book' yourself into this session if you plan to attend. Just click on April 13 in the calendar on this website and follow the menus

Feb 132019

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has just announced several WEBEOC training dates.

Please see our upcoming dates for WebEOC training. Please be aware that space and class size is limited, registration is required. Please click on the link next to the date you would like to register for training.

March 11,  2:00pm -3:30pm

March 13,  2:00pm -3:30pm

March 25,  10:00am -11:30am

April 1st,      2:00pm -3:30pm

April  4th,    10:00am -11:30am

These sessions are provided for Boulder County employees and are conducted during the normal 8-5 work week. BCARES members can register and take these classes if you are available. The OEM will optionally provide periodic evening sessions for BCARES members as needed.

Please note that space is limited and registration is required, as noted above. When attending be sure to have your BCARES ID with you and please let Jerry (N0OUW) know when you have completed the class. Thanks

Jan 162019

Announcing a BCARES Training Session for Feb -2019

Phil Rosenberg-Watt (KØPRW) will host a presentation on DMR and CodePlugs

Location will be at the Boulder EOC at 3280 Airport Rd Saturday the 9th of February from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon

Please visit the date on this website calendar and 'Book' yourself into the meeting so we have an idea of the number of members attending.

Thanks......Jerry (NØOUW)

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:


George – KA0BSA