Skywarn Update 2020
Hello Guy and Gals
After much messaging from served agencies, ARES, ARES Colorado, and OEM's, the decisions
for Sky warn 2020 is to allow teams to deploy to track storms and storm cells, i.e.
tornados etc. Further, all directives involving social distancing must also be
observed. The recommendation is to observe with two observers in a vehicle as much
as possible with PPE's then park/observe from hill tops following previous discussed
protocol, proper reporting, following safety rules etc. Net control stations will
use current scripts and reporting procedures previously utilized. I will be the
liaison from our district to the NWS for relaying reports to the served agency.
Director Sky warn R3D2
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:
|Joe||May 14 20||Nov 12 20|
|Steve||Jun 11 20||Dec 10 20|
|Neil||Jul 9 20||Jan 14 21|
|Mike||Aug 13 20||Feb 11 21|
|Darren||Sep 10 20||Mar 11 21|
|Willis||Oct 8 20||Apr 8 21|
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.
(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.