About ACES

Mission: To support our emergency communications partners by promoting a standard for training and certification of amateur radio operators

Goals:

  • To develop training programs for Amateur Radio Emcomm Resources that meet the training needs of municipal, county, state, federal and private served agencies.
  • To manage a certification process for graduates of training programs which provides credentials that are modeled after NIMS/ICS resource typing.
  • To evaluate and accredit training programs and instructors for emergency communication training.
  • To develop and promote exercises in communications preparedness that allow operators to apply their learned skills.

ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

Seattle ACS is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course at South Seattle Community College, WA. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required. Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Saturday February 18, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday February 19, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, Olympic Hall Room 100
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
14
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ACES Basic (Burlington, WA)

Skagit ARES/RACES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Burlington, WA. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required. Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Saturday May 14, 2016    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday May 15, 2016      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Burlington Fire Hall, 350 Sharon Ave, Burlington, WA 98233
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
14
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ACES Basic (Gleneden Beach, Oregon)

Lincoln County Auxiliary Communications Service is sponsoring a Basic class in Lincoln County.  The course is open to any interested ham radio operator.  This course will be at the Gleneden Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach Oregon in the Training room at the back of the building.  This course is ideal for new licensees who are interested in emergency communications.  The course is a mixture of classroom delivery and hands on practice with radio programming, message handling, and required ICS forms.  Students must bring a handheld VHF radio, manual for the radio, and charger.  A headset or earphone is encouraged for ease of message passing.  Successful completion of a multiple choice test as well as demonstration of the learned skills is required to pass the class.  ICS-100, ICS-200 and ICS-700 are required prior to receiving a certificate, though you may take the course without completing the ICS courses.  Pre-registration is required.  The cost for the course is $25 and includes the student workbook and all needed materials.  The course will run from 0800 to 1800 both Saturday and Sunday with a small homework assignment on Saturday night.  Drinks and Snacks will be provided.  If you have any questions or special needs, please contact Daron N7HQR n7hqr@oregonaces.org 

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Gleneden Beach, OR
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
18
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ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

American Red Cross of King County is sponsoring an ACES Basic class on the weekend of April 23-24, 2016, 8am-6pm both days.  It will be held at the chapter house at 1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle.   The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
16
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ACES Basic (Blaine, WA)

Blaine ACS is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Blaine, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
 
Saturday February 27 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday February 28 – 8 am to 6 pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin St., Blaine, WA 98230
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
16
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ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

Seattle ACS is sponsoring an ACES Basic class on the weekend of February 20-21, 2016, 8am-6pm.  It will be held at South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, Room 202.   The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, Olympic Hall Room 202
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
27
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ACES Basic (Everett, WA)

Snohomish ACS/ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Burlington, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
 
Saturday January 16 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday January 17 – 8 am to 6 pm
 
The class is being taught at the Snohomish County DEM, 720 80th St SW, Everett, WA 98203

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Snohomish DEM, 720 80th St SW, Everett, WA 98203
Maximum Class Size: 
32
Currently Registered: 
26
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ACES Basic (Burlington, WA)

Skagit County ARES/RACES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Burlington, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.

Saturday October 17 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday October 18  – 8 am to 6 pm

The class is being taught at the Burlington Fire Station, 350 Sharon Ave., Burlington, WA.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Burlington Fire Station, 350 Sharon Ave., Burlington, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
18
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ACES Basic (Whidbey Island, WA)

ICARC is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Coupeville.  The course fee is $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact John, K7ACT, at k7act@comcast.net with questions or more information.

Saturday November 14 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 15  – 8 am to 6 pm

The class is being taught at the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville WA.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville WA
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
15
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