First ACES Basic Class in California

The first ACES-Basic certification class held in California concluded with all 18 attendees completing the program. Thanks to logistical support from the California Emergency Volunteers, Inc. and the Ripon Fire District, the course was hosted at the Ripon Fire Station. Organized by California Emergency Volunteer Directror David Coursey, N5FDL, the course took place over a long weekend.  Many of the students stayed for the additional train the trainer module to be available to assist with future class offerings in the area. Agencies represented include the American Red Cross, California Emergency Volunteers, Inc., Kaiser Permanente Amateur Radio Network, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and CERT.  ACES-Basic certification courses will now be available in California through several Instructor Coordinators.

First ACES Basic class for Oregon Department of Transportation in La Pine, Oregon

The first ACES-Basic certification class held in La Pine, Oregon concluded with all 15 attendees completing the program. Thanks to logistical support from the Central Oregon Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Team and ODOT Division 10 South, the course was hosted at the Oregon Department of Transportation La Pine Maintenance Facility. Organized by Jim Williams WA7TYD the course took place over two weekends. Agencies represented were COARECT, ODOT, American Red Cross, Civil Air Patrol, Dechutes County ARES and Dechutes County Public Health.

ACES Basic (La Pine, OR)

This class is open to the public, cost is $25. Pre-registration is required.
ODOT Maintenance Office
Highway 97, La Pine Oregon
For more information, contact Daron Wilson.

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 08:00
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 08:00
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
ODOT Maintenance Office Highway 97, La Pine Oregon
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
15
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Ripon, CA)

This is the first offering of the ACES material in California! Instructors from Oregon and Washington are flying down to assist in getting the program off the ground. Cost is $30. For details, contact Daron Wilson.
Friday April 5, 6pm-10pm
Saturday April 6, 8am-5pm
Sunday April 7, 8am-5pm
Ripon Consolidated Fire District
142 S. Stockton Avenue
Ripon, California

Event Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Ripon Consolidated Fire District 142 S. Stockton Avenue Ripon, CA
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
18
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic Course (Auburn EOC, WA)

Auburn EOC
Event Dates:

  • Friday April 26 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday April 27 – 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday April 28 – 9:00am-5:00pm

Course fee is $20 and includes textbook. Contact Roger Carpentier at rcarpentier@techie.com or Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information

Event Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 19:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Auburn EOC, 1 East Main St, Auburn 98002
Maximum Class Size: 
24
Currently Registered: 
7
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Seattle Red Cross)

American Red Cross Western Washington Chapters
11/2  (Friday)     1830-2200
11/3  (Saturday) 0900-1700
11/9   (Friday)     1830-2200
11/10 (Saturday) 0900-1700
Course fee is $20 and includes textbook
Contact Lynn N7CFO at n7cfo@n7cfo.com or Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information

Event Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 18:30
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 18:30
Type: 
Course
Location: 
1900 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
13
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Kirkland, WA)

Course is $20 per student due on the first day and includes the student workbook. Location is Kirkland Fire Station 26.

Event Dates:

  • Friday October 5 – 7:00-10:00pm
  • Saturday October 6 – 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday October 12 – 7:00-10:00pm
  • Saturday October 13 – 9:00am-5:00pm

Email Scott N7SS at n7ss@arrl.net or Bob KE7JL at ke7jl@comcast.net with any questions or check into the Kirkland ARES Sunday Net at 19:30 local on 145.49 (- 103.5) 

Event Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 07:31
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 07:31
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Kirkland Fire Station 26 - 9930 124th Ave NE, Kirkland
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
12
Click here to sign up for this offering!

Seapac 2012

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the ACES booth at Seapac!  Radio programming challengeThere were 59 Basic certified operators that checked in and received a green ribbon for the bottom of their name badge and were entered to win an ICOM ID-31A handheld.  Thirty operators completed the radio programming challenge by successfully programming a random repeater frequency, offset and tone into their handheld in under 2 minutes.  By doing so, they also received a ticket for the prize drawing.  Mike Phelps, NA7Q, had the fastest programming time with an incredible 17 seconds!  Congratulations to Todd Newton, KF7SGH, for winning the ICOM ID-31A!  Many thanks to ICOM for donating the prize.

Hope to see you again at next year's Seapac!



More Western Washington Sessions Coming

The first ACES Basic session was held at King County Red Cross and certified 22 participants.  There are now offerings scheduled for Blaine March 23-25, Olympia April 20, 21, 27, 28 and Tukwila May 4, 5, 11, 12.  More details and registration are available on the ACES web site.

ACES Basic Course (Olympia, WA)

This course will be hosted by Thurston County ARES and will be held in April at the Thurston County Emergency Communications Center, located at:

2703-B Pacific Ave SE
Olympia, WA  98501

Thurston County ARES members are given preference for this offering, but others may sign up if there is room.

Cost for this course is $25 at the door.

Dates and times are:

April 20 7PM-10PM
April 21 9AM-5PM
April 27 7PM-10PM
April 28 9AM-5PM

Contact Scott N7SS or Steve W7SLT for details.

Event Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 19:00
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 19:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Thurston County Emergency Communication Center
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
7
Click here to sign up for this offering!
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