Skywarn Training/ARES Meeting
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19!!!
The annual SkyWwarn training originally scheduled for the end of the month will not take place. The NWS has cancelled ALL spotter trainings for the through April 30th. We will continue to work with the NWS to schedule a new date in the future. Stay tuned for any progress and announcements.
The following is a statement from Scott at the NWS: It is unsure at this time if we will be able to reschedule the talks, especially as we get into active severe weather season in May and June. We will be looking at possibly doing some online enhanced activities to supplement other courses. For now there is a national based online course provided by COMET which can be accessed at the link: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
As ARES members we should always be prepared to communicate with whatever tools are available and fit the need. DMR communications are becoming much more widespread, and are used almost exclusively at the state level. To help us all become familiar and comfortable with this mode, we will be using DMR for the first ARES net of each moth. We will be using Talk Group 721 - Northern Colorado. If you need a code plug for your radio, take a look at the RMHam site: https://www.rmham.org/wordpress/sample-codeplugs/
Schedule of upcoming sessions:
* DMR Net
Channel Utilization Updated!!
The latest version of the Colorado ARES Region 3 District 2 Channel Utilization is live and posted throughout the website where you're used to seeing it, as well as below along with a CHIRP file for your convenience.
Channel Utilization v4.4 (PDF)
CHIRP File of v4.4 (CSV)
(Released May, 2019)
Region 3 District 2 covers Larimer and Weld counties in Northern Colorado. We are in the Northeast All Hazards Region. For full details on how ARES is organized in Colorado, visit the state's region/district page.
ARES R3D2 will be conducting our net at 19:00 on Thursdays. The first Thursday of each month will be a DMR net on Rocky Mountain Hams North Talk Group. The remained of the months nets will be analog on the 447.275 repeater.