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 (Redmond, WA)

The Redmond ARES, Bellevue EARS and Kirkland KECT teams are jointly sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in October in Redmond, WA.  The course fee is $20 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 Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Friday October 17 – 7-10pm
Saturday October 18 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday October 19 – 9am to 5pm
 
Redmond Police Training room at 8701 160th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.  Parking is available in front of the building and in the parking garage on the north side of the first floor

Event Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 19:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Redmond Police Department, Washington
Maximum Class Size: 
40
Currently Registered: 
34
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Washington State Guard Hosts ACES Course

Washington State Guard hosted an ACES Basic Certification course at Camp Murray July 26-27, 2014.  ACES Basic Course at Camp MurrayThe course could not have happened without the organization and support of Monte Simpson K2MLS, who attended and represented the Washington State Guard, Washington State Patrol and is the ARRL Western Washington Section Manager.  Actual course attendance dropped shortly before the course with a number of members responding to wildfires in Eastern Washington.  Attendees represented agencies that included Washington State Guard, Washington State Patrol and came from as far as the National Weather Service Pendleton, OR.  The course was taught by Scott Honaker N7SS, George Boswell K7YHB, Gregg Allyn W7BXF and Grant Hopper KB7WSD and all 19 attendees completed the program.  WSG Commander's CoinLead instructor, Scott Honaker was honored by receiving a Washington State Guard commander's coin presented by Colonel Terry LaRue.

ACES Basic (Tacoma, WA)

Washington Guard is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in July. The course fee is $20 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 Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Saturday July 26 – 8am to 6pm
Sunday July 27 – 8am to 6pm
Pre-registration is required
Directions: http://mil.wa.gov/jobs/directions.shtml

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Camp Murray, Building 20B, Tacoma Washington
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
19
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ACES Basic (Central Point, OR)

Sponsored by Jackson County ARES, this course is taught at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, 5179 Crater Lake Drive in Central Point, Oregon.  Class size is limited to 25 students, cost for the course is $25 and includes the 320 page student workbook.   Students are required to bring copies of ICS-100, 200 and 700 certificates in order to receive 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 their handheld radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  If you have questions, please contact Don WB7Q donm12@charter.net or Daron N7HQR n7hqr@oregonaces.org
May 30 - 6 to 9 pm
May 31 - 8 to 5 pm
June 1 - 8 to 5 pm
Pre-registration is required

Event Date: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Central Point, Oregon
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
20
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ACES Basic (Belmont, CA)

This course is offered at the Bellmont City Hall in the EOC, the address is One Twin Pines Lane in Belmont.  The cost for the class is $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 courses are required in order to receive certification.
April 8 - 6-10pm
April 10 - 6-10pm
April 15 - 6-10pm
April 22 - 6-10pm
April 24 - 6-10pm
If you have any questions please contact Ross Peterson ross@petersontechservices.com

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Bellmont, CA
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
11
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ACES Basic (Duvall, WA)

Snoqualmie Valley ARC is sponsoring a Basic certification course.  The course fee is $20 per student and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification.  Pre-registration is required.
Contact Rowland K7RWB at k7rwb@cablespeed.com or Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Dates:
Friday April 11, 7 - 10pm
Saturday April 12, 9am - 5pm
Sunday April 13, 9am - 5pm

Event Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
15600 First Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
13
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ACES Basic, Newport Oregon

This course is open to the public, the course cost is $25 and includes the student workbook and pre-registration is required.  ICS 100,200 and 700 are required to receive certification.  Students must bring a handheld radio with manual, and be prepared to program in frequencies, tones and use their radio to send and receive messages.  
Location: Western Title Building, 225 South Coast Highway Newport, Room 207
Dates: October 17 - 6pm to 9pm and continuing every Thursday night through November 21

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Newport Oregon
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
8
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Aces Basic (Seattle, WA)

American Red Cross Western Washington Chapters is sponsoring a Basic certification course.  The course fee is $20 per student and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification.  Pre-registration is required.
Contact Lynn N7CFO at n7cfo@n7cfo.com or Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Dates:

  • Friday November 8, 6 -10pm
  • Saturday November 9, 8am - 5pm
  • Sunday November 10, 8am - 5pm
Event Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle Washington
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
10
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ACES Intro to Radio Operation (Seaside, OR)

This class is open to the public, course cost is $3 per student and pre-registration is required.  This course is designed  to provide the amateur radio operator with the necessary radio skills to participate in the training and exercises in the BASIC certification course.  Students must bring their own own radio and manual, and will be programming the frequency, tones, offset, power level and other features as needed for simplex and repeater operation.  Putting frequencies in memory channel locations, and basic operational procedures will be covered.
Clatsop Community College South County Campus
1455 N. Roosevelt (Hwy 101) Seaside, OR 97138
For more information contact Daron Wilson n7hqr@oregonaces.org
January 10 Friday 6-9pm

Event Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Seaside, OR
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
4
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