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 (Sisters, OR)

Dechutes County ARES Auxcomm is sponsoring an ACES BASIC certification class in Sisters.  The course will be taught in two days, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm each day.  Location is the Sisters City Hall, 520 E Cascade Avenue, Sisters Oregon.  Cost is $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  Preregistration is required, payment may be made via payal when signing up or at the beginning of the class.  Completion of ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required for certification, students may take the class without the ICS courses but will need to complete them for certification.  Students should bring their handheld radio with charger, an extra battery if available, and an earphone/headset is handy for the nets and message passing exercise.  Students will be repeatedly programming their radios as well as sending and receiving voice messages.  Please email N7HQR with any questions.  n7hqr@oregonaces.org

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Sisters Oregon
Maximum Class Size: 
24
Currently Registered: 
5
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ACES Basic (Moscow, ID)

Latah County Search and Rescue is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification  course in Moscow, ID.  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. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 08:00
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Moscow, ID
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
9
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ACES Basic (Shoreline, WA)

Shoreline OEM is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification  course in Shoreline, WA.  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. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 08:00
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
28
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ACES Basic (Bremerton, WA)

Kitsap ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification  course in Bremerton.  The course fee is  $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  There will be an additional $5 requested for refreshments for a total of $30.  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. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 08:00
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Bremerton Public Works building, 100 Oyster Bay Ave South, Bremerton, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
40
Currently Registered: 
18
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ACES Basic (Lincoln City, OR)

Lincoln County Auxiliary Communications is sponsoring an ACES Basic course in Gleneden Beach.  The course will be two days, 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  The course is taught at the Gleneded Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach Oregon.  Cost is $25 per person and include the student workbook and refreshements.  Course fees for Lincoln County ACS members will be covered by Lincoln County.  Pre-registration is required, course fees will be collected at the start of class.  Completion of ICS 100,200 and 700 are required for completion certificate.  Please plan on bringing copies of your ICS certificates to the class.  Students should bring their handheld radio with charger, extra battery if available, and an earphone/headset is helpful for nets and message passing exercise.  Plan on programming your handheld radio many times and participating in message handling exercises.  Please email Daron N7HQR with any questions n7hqr@oregonaces.org

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Gleneden Beach, OR
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
14
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ACES Basic (Coupeville, WA)

ICARC is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification  course in Coupeville.  The course fee is  $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  There will be an additional $5 requested for refreshments for a total of $30.  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 17, 2018 - 8am to 6pm
Sunday November 18, 2018 - 8am to 6pm
The class is being taught at the Commissioner's Hearing Rroom in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th St, Coupeville, WA

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Commissioner's Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th St, Coupeville, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
15
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ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Seattle.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook, handouts and certificate.  FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are required prior to certification and available online at http://training.fema.gov/is.  You must present a copy of your FEMA certificates.  You may attend the ACES course before completing the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate after comepletion of the FEMA courses.
 
Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice.  The class focuses on performance and mastry of skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, you must pass a multiple choice exam and demonstrate practical learned skills.  Contact Carl at Carl@N7KUW.com with questions or for more information.
 
The course is two days -
Saturday May 19, 2018  8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday May 20, 2018  8:00am - 6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
South Seattle Community College, Olympic Hall, Room 101. 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
17
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ACES Basic (Clarkston, WA)

Lewiston and Moscow, Idaho and Pullman and Clarkston, Washington emergency communications agencies are sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Clarkston, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook, handouts and certificate.  FEMA courses IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are required prior to certification and available online at http://training.fema.gov/is.  You may attend the course prior to completing the FEMA prerequisites, you will receive your ACES certificate after completing the prerequisites. 
 
Students are required to bring a radio with instruction manual for programming practice.  The class focuses on performance and mastry of skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, you must pass a multiple choice exam and demonstrate practical, learned skills.  Contact Ty of W7TML at wiLLtyL@isu.edu with questions or for more information.
 
Friday April 27      6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday April 28  8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday April 29    8:00am-12:00pm

Event Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Clarkston Fire Department Meeting Room, 820 5th Street, Clarkston, WA 99403
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
11
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ACES Basic (Bremerton, WA)

Kitsap ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Bremerton, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook, handouts and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are required prior to certification and available online at http://training.fema.gov/is.  You may attend the course before completing the courses and you will receive your ACES completion certificate after you complete the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice.  The class focuses on performance and mastery of skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, there is a multiple choise exam and a practical demonstration of learned skills.  Contact Chris at cq.kg6o@gmail.com with questions or for more information.
Saturday/Sunday March 24-25 (8:00am-6:00pm)

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Bremerton EOC, Public Works and Utilities, 100 Oyster Bay Ave., North Bremerton, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
35
Currently Registered: 
9
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