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 Auxiliary Communications (ACS) is hosting an ACES Basic course.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and are required prior to certification. You may take the class before completing the FEMA courses and will receive your ACES certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and a headset is recommended. The class focuses on your performance and mastry of the 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 choice exam and practical demonstration of learned skills. Contact Carl at Carl@N7KUW.com with questions or for more information.
The course will be held at South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, Room 202.
Saturday Feb 22, 2020 - 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Feb 23, 2020 - 8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 08:00
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
South Seattlle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle 98106
Maximum Class Size: 
35
Currently Registered: 
18
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ACES Basic (Renton, WA)

Highline ARC and the WW Medical Services Team are jointly hosting an ACES Basic course.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and are required prior to certification. You may take the class before completing the FEMA courses and will receive your ACES certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and a headset is recommended. The class focuses on your performance and mastry of the 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 choice exam and practical demonstration of learned skills. Contact Scott at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.
Saturday May 2, 2020 - 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday May 3, 2020 - 8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 08:00
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Kaiser Permanente Renton Admin Campus, 2715 Naches Ave SW, Renton, WA, Room RCR111/115
Maximum Class Size: 
40
Currently Registered: 
19
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ACES Basic (Kirkland, WA)

Kirkland ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic course.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and are required prior to certification. You may take the class before completing the FEMA courses and will receive your ACES certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and a headset is recommended. The class focuses on your performance and mastry of the 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 choice exam and practical demonstration of learned skills. Contact Scott at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.  This course is currently closed and any new registrations will be placed on a waiting list.
Saturday February 22, 2020 - 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday February 23, 2020 - 8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 08:00
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Kirkland Fire Station 22, 6602 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Maximum Class Size: 
24
Currently Registered: 
33
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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.   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. 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8am-6pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 8am-6pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 08:00
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 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 (Tukwila, WA)

The Tukwilia Emergency Communications Team (TECT) and Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification  course in Tukwila, 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.  This course is currently full.
Saturday September 28, 2019 - 8am to 6pm
Sunday September 29, 2019 - 8am to 6pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 08:00
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 08:00
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Tukwila Fire Department, 444 Andover Park E, Tukwila, WA 98188
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
20
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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: 
12
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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: 
8
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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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