Announcements

Effective 9 March 2020, Clark County ARES/RACES is postponing ALL face-to-face meetings of the organization.  No meeting or training we hold is so critical or essential that it cannot wait until the current COVID-19 situation in Washington has improved.  Please check your email for updates.

NOTE:  Radio nets and non-deployment radio activities will still be held us usual

Did you miss a virtual meeting?  Click here to access our meetings playlist on YouTube.

8/17/20 – Virtual General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Activate a Station

Attend this meeting via your computer — https://join.freeconferencecall.com/ccares

Program:

EC Report – The latest news about training, exercises, public outreach, and organizational changes.

Core skills training:

An Insider's Look at Team 12 Operations

Presented by Team 12:   Barbara / AC7UH

Overview:   Leagcy Health operates hospitals at five locations in the Portland Metro area (plus one in Silverton, OR) which embrace ham radio in their planning for emergency communications.  Clark County ARES/RACES Team 12 supports Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (LSCMC) and maintains a VHF/UHF voice and Winlink data radio system which is capable of operating off-the-grid with solar power.  This talk will give an overview of how the hospitals practice interoperability with each other and their respective county EOCs via ham radio, and how Team 12 serves as a communications resource at LSCMC.

Advanced skills topic:

Briefing – 5th Saturday Exercise (8/29/20)

Overview of the Exercise

8/29/20 – “5th Saturday” Exercise

This will be a “stay at home” communications exercise.  You can even participate in this exercise in your pajamas!  Just don’t announce that detail to anyone.

The scenario will focus on practicing the radio-only activation of the organization using the tone squelch feature found in most modern radios.  See the information presented at the Virtual General Membership Meeting on 7/20/20 for details.

9/21/20 – General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Send/Receive Messages

Program:

EC Report – The latest news about training, exercises, public outreach, and organizational changes.

Core skills training:

Amateur Radio in a Public Health Emergency

Presented by Team 1:   Toby / KH7FR

Overview:   An update on what is happening within the amateur radio community around the country in support of ESF #8 agencies during COVID-19.

Advanced skills topic:

Lessons Learned – 5th Saturday Exercise (8/29/20)

A Review of the Exercise Results

10/19/20 – General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Prepare for Deployment

Program:

EC Report – The latest news about training, exercises, public outreach, and organizational changes.

Core skills training:

[Awaiting Title from Team]

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Advanced skills topic:

Briefing – Annual Simulated Emergency Test (10/31/20)

Overview of the S.E.T.

11/16/20 – General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – After Action Reports

Program:

EC Report – The latest news about training, exercises, public outreach, and organizational changes.

Core skills training:

[Awaiting Title from Team]

[Need a team to volunteer to do this presentation]

Advanced skills topic:

Lessons Learned – Annual Simulated Emergency Test (10/31/20)

A Review of the S.E.T. Results