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 (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 11 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 12  – 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 11, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
1
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ACES Basic (Redmond, WA)

Redmond ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. The IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and 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 Mike at mlaposa@msn.com or Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.
Saturday May 6, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday May 7, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 08:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Redmond Public Safety Building – Training Room, 8701 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
28
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ACES Basic (Bremerton, WA)

Kitsap Emergency Management is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. The IS-100IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and 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 for more information.
Saturday June 10, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday June 11, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:00
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, 911 Carver St, Bremerton, WA 98312
Maximum Class Size: 
40
Currently Registered: 
29
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ACES Basic (Gleneden Beach, Oregon)

Lincoln County Auxiliary Communications is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course.  The course fee is $25 per student and includes the student workbook and certificate.  The typical FEMA courses are required for certification, you may take the class without them, but they are required for a certificate (ICS 100, ICS 200, IS 700).  Students are required to bring a handheld amateur radio, the instruction manual for the radio, and an earphone or headset is encouraged.  You will be using your radio, an extra battery or charger is also encouraged.  We will be discussing radio 'go kits' and 72 hour packs, feel free to bring yours to class.  This class focuses on your performance and mastry of skills required for auxiliary communicatons support, you will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal traffic in multiple formats, and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course there is a multiple choice exam and a practical demonstration of learned skills.  Contact Daron at n7hqr@oregonaces.org with questions or for more information.
Saturday March 18 - 8am to 6pm 
Sunday March 19 - 8am to 6pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Gleneden Beach, OR
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
16
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ACES Basic (Renton, WA)

Renton RECS is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. IS 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 March 25, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday March 26, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Renton Fire Station 14 is located at 1900 Lind Ave SW, Renton, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
19
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ACES Basic (Blaine, WA)

Blaine ACS is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. IS 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 7, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday January 8, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin St, Blaine, WA 98230
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
15
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ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

NOTE: If this class becomes full, we will place you on a waiting list in case there are any openings. Alternatively, please consider the ACES class in Renton on March 25-26.
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. IS 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: 
30
Currently Registered: 
24
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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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