ARES/RACES

Skywarn Training: online classes

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From the Madison County ARES (Illinois) Face Book page.

Since we are all at home, there has been renewed interest in storm spotting.
I believe this is most comprehensive list of storm spotter training I have ever posted.

NWS Mini Course:
A guide to basic radar products using radar apps
This is a free course from the National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky:
Well I have managed to put together a mini course for you all (and the public) on radar products, (using Radarscope as an example), so if you are interested, here are the details. Register here: [https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/5567152133763931919](https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/5567152133763931919) If you have any questions, please email me - Christine

COMET ED One of the best online free spotter courses
https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23

The link to the recording of the Webinar has not been posted , but NWS Norman sent out the following links covering everything that was discussed.
Here are some links related to what was discussed during the webinar:
NWS Norman Website - https://weather.gov/norman
SPC Mesoanalysis Page - https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/mesoanalysis/
NWS Norman Skywarn Page - https://www.weather.gov/oun/skywarn
COMET Spotter Training Modules - https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
NWS Norman YouTube Spotter Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist
SPC Severe Weather Video Lecture Series - https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/spcousom/
Spotter Network - https://www.spotternetwork.org/
mPING - https://mping.ou.edu/

Norman Ok NWS Online Spotter Course
https://www.weather.gov/oun/onlinespottertraining

Spotter training resource page
https://www.weather.gov/oun/spotter

Norman OK Advance Spotter training Webinar 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch…


ILLINOIS ARES WELLNESS NET

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The Wellness Net will cease operations on May 31, 2020

PLEASE PARTICIPATE AND SHARE

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ILLINOIS ARES WELLNESS NET AT NOON TODAY ON 3905 KHZ

All stations please pass the word to all radio operators there are the following additional methods to check into this Statewide net.

Digital Voice net is running on the Illinois-Link 31171

Echo-link node WB0VTM-L 824404

The Central Illinois Linked Repeater System (analog)

This net info is being managed on Net-Logger and everyone is welcome to observe.

Additional information about this net and others can be found ILARES.org website and the ARRL Illinois Section Facebook Page.

Please share this with all your nets, email lists, websites, etc.

The goal is to get multiple contacts from all 102 counties in Illinois, let us make this a reality during these current events.

Thank you, please stay safe and healthy,


ARES Task Book

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Task Book

The TaskBook is a working document that enables those ARES® communicators electing to participate in the ARRL training plan to track and document their training plan elements as they are completed towards the various levels of increasing proficiency. The TaskBook should contain all training plan items, completion dates and sign-offs as the ARES® communicator transitions through the three skill levels. The ARES® communicator is responsible for maintaining his/her Task Book and having it with him/her during training and assignments. The TaskBook also contains sections with definitions of the communicator levels, as well as common responsibilities.

Since the Task Book is personal to each ARES Communicator, each user should feel free to adapt it to their needs and requirements of their geographical region.

Download the Task Book


Introduction to Auxcomm 2019

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Instructors: Jim Pitchford N9LQF and Bob Evans AA9FQ
ICS Courses 100 and 700 are STRONGLY encouraged as prerequisites for the Introduction to Auxcomm course
Courses are free and available online at: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

For the Train the Trainer you must of successfully completed the full 20 hour Auxcomm course and be willing to teach a section of the Intro course along with two other instructors.

Courses are free and available online at: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
To Register Contact Bob Evans AA9FQ@ARRL.NET

The following information is required:
Which course date and location you want to register for.
Amateur radio license class callsign expiration
Name address cell phone number email
Class type Intro or Train the Trainer
If you have completed the ICS 100 and 700 we need to know what dates you completed those.
Served Agency affiliation if any
ARES County membership group if any
for the TTT what was the date you completed the full 20 hour Auxcomm course


No trespassing on Madison County Levees

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY all levees in Madison County are closed to UNAUTHORIZED persons. Local Law Enforcement, Sheriff’s Office and National Guard will be patrolling and monitoring the levee system. If you are not authorized to be on the levee you will be asked to leave. The safety of our residents and the integrity of our levees is of utmost importance. Thank you for understanding and please share!


ARRL EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication.

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ARRL EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication.
A trial registration has opened for this online course.

ARRL’s Lifelong Learning Department is excited to announce the launch of the recently revised Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001) course. As part of this new initiative, the course has been updated, beta-tested by a group of course mentors, and transferred into a new online learning platform.


With the closing of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) in mid-2018, EC-001 lost its virtual home and was taken offline. At that point ARRL’s Emergency Preparedness staff started working with the new Lifelong Learning team to explore short and long-term alternatives for offering the course. After a period of careful evaluation and review, the decision was made to move the course from the previous Moodle platform to a more modern Learning Management System called Canvas, which will be used while the new Lifelong Learning Initiative program is being developed. The EC-001 course will eventually become part of this new, comprehensive online learning environment.

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2019 Storm Spotter Talks - NWS St. Louis

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Do you have an interest in weather and helping your community? Well we have a great opportunity for you!

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis, in coordination with county emergency managers, are offering storm spotter classes at several locations to prepare for severe weather season. If you would like to assist your local community by becoming a volunteer storm spotter and reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service, or if you simply want to learn more about severe weather, consider attending one of our classes! Classes are normally held in the evening and last approximately 90 minutes.

Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered.

Strom Spotter class schedule