ACES Basic Course (Hillsboro)

For more information, contact kk7ds@oregonaces.org.  Click here to sign up.

The cost of the course is $25 per student, which includes the cost of the workbook. Students are expected to bring their handheld radio (and manual if desired) to each class. Lunch will not be provided, but there are many options in the immediate vicinity and we will take a break around noon.

Update: This offering is FULL

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 08:00
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 08:00
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Ronler Acres Fire Station, Hillsboro
Currently Registered: 
14
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Manzanita Basic Course Wrap-up

ManzanitaEmergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay recently sponsored an ACES class in Manzanita, Oregon. Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay was started as a Map Your Neighborhood effort and has grown into a many pronged organization that includes MYN (98 neighborhoods), CERT (57), Red Cross (45), Ham radio operators (43), 12 of which Manzanitacompleted the ACES Basic Certification.  EVC continues to be a model community program, recently installing their own amateur radio repeater and winlink node to provide service in their area.   Working directly for Tillamook County Emergency Management, the EVC group continues to develop and train responding personnel and citizens in all aspects of emergency preparedness.  The BASIC course included seven ACES instructors teaching different units with practical message passing, tactical nets, and a deployment exercise.

Depoe Bay Basic Class Wrap-up

Depoe BayDepoe Bay CERT and Lincoln County ACS sponsored an ACES BASIC class at the Gleneden Beach Depoe Bay Fire Hall.  The class consisted of new North Lincoln and Depoe Bay CERT communicators as well as ACS/RACES communicators.  Four ACES instructors participated in the presentation and fourteen people graduated from the program.  Depoe Bay CERT has been very proactive in encouraging their members to get amateur radio licenses.  Student experience ranged from less than one year to well over 30 years, with the more experienced students pitching in to help the newer folks learn the techniques needed for emergency communications.

Basic Course (Newport)

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 09:00
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 09:00
Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 09:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Newport Fire Department, Newport Oregon
Currently Registered: 
7
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Hillsboro Basic Class Wrap-up

The winter 2011 offering of the ACES basic course was sponsored by the Hillsboro EOC amateur radio team.  The typical Hillsboro and Beaverton students were joined by colleages from Multnomah County ARES and the City of Gresham.  Skill levels ranged from "very experienced" to those that made their first amateur transmission as part of the course.  Represented agencies included ARES/RACES units, city EOCs, and multiple CERT organizations in the metro area.  Three of the lessons were taught by guest instructors, one of which being the City of Hillsboro Emergency Manager.

ACES Basic Course (Federal Way, WA)

The Federal Way ARC board has decided to sponsor an ACES Basic Course in February 2011.  Dan Camp has arranged a room at Marcus Whitman Presbyterian Church, 2130 S 248th, Des Moines, WA 98001.  The cost is $25 and there is a limit of 40 students.  Click here to register.
 

This course will be held two days of two consecutive weekends: Friday night, February 11th 7 PM to 10 PM, Saturday, February 12th 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and Friday night February 18th, 7 PM to 10 PM and Saturday February 19th 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Event Date: 
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 07:00
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 07:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Marcus Whitman Presbyterian Church, 2130 S 248th, Des Moines, WA 98001
Currently Registered: 
4
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Basic Course (Depoe Bay)

Contact Daron N7HQR for details.  Click here to register. 

 

16-January 2011 Update: The maximum number of students have enrolled in this course.  Please watch for the next offering in your area.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 18:00
Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 18:00
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 18:00
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 18:00
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 18:00
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 18:00
Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Gleneden Beach Fire Station, Depoe Bay, OR
Currently Registered: 
16
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Basic Course (Hillsboro)

This instance of the ACES Basic Course will be conducted across three sequential Saturdays, approximately eight hours per day.  The location is near several food options for lunch.  The cost of the course is $25 to pay for instructional materials and the student manual.  Course signup is required and the maximum number of students is 15.

1-Dec-2010 Update: The maximum number of students have enrolled in this course.  Please watch for the next offering in your area.

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 08:00
Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 08:00
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Ronler Acres Fire Station, Hillsboro, Oregon
Currently Registered: 
15
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ACES Crosses The Border Into Washington

In Washington the weekend of October 30th, the Snohomish County ACS/ARES and City of Everett ACS groups partnered to sponsor an ACES Basic course. The course was attended by more than 30 students, and taught by a team of Oregon and Washington instructors. Participating agencies include Snohomish County ACS/ARES, City of Everett ACS, Federal Way ACS, Whatcom County ACS, Tulalip Tribes OEM, Blaine ACS, Puget Sound Energy ARES and Emergency Services Coordinating Agency RACES.

Class started in Everett in the Providence Hospital conference room. After two days of instruction and practice, the class moved to Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at Paine Field for the final day. Following the written test, the students were divided into smaller groups and evaluated on their ability to properly program their radio. The students individually set frequency, tone, offset and other parameters into their radios and demonstrated saving them into a memory position. They also demonstrated determining if a message is tactical or formal, and the proper procedure to send each one.

 

Aside from individual evaluations, the group conducted several simulated nets where they checked in, listed their assigned simulated traffic, and sent and received at least one message.

Following the course, a train the trainer program was delivered to enable local regions to take the ACES Basic course and teach classes in their own organizations.

For a more detailed account of the course, see Brian Lawler's blog from Whatcom County.

For more pictures of the event, see the gallery.

Basic Course (Manzanita)

This offering of the ACES Basic course will be Sponsored by the Nehalem Bay Emergency Volunteer Corps.  For more information, contact Gordon McCraw.  Click here to sign up to attend (pre-registration is required).  Cost is $25, payable the first day.

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 09:00
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 09:00
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 09:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Manzanita EOC - 165 S. Fifth St., Manzanita, Oregon 97130
Currently Registered: 
12
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