Skywarn Update

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.

 

Mike WBØMH

Director Sky warn R3D2

DMR Nets

 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/

The goal is to make sure our members are familiar with this mode.  If you have a DMR capable radio, get it programmed and try it out.  If you have any questions or problems contact us, and we can help you out.  If you don't have a radio and would like to try, we have a limited number of radios that can be loaned.  Let us know any way that we can help you: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Net Training

Starting May 14, we are now presenting short trainings once a mouth on the weekly nets.  Please join us, and feel free to chime in on the comment section following the training.  if you have suggestions for future topics, send a short email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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

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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)

If you require any assistance with programming your radios, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Released May, 2019)

Our District

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

Weekly Net

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.

 

ARES Net training

Starting April 4th, we will be delivering short on-air trainings.  Please listen in to the net.  Also, if you have any suggestions for topcs, send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The schedule for the next few trainings is:

  • April 4 - Joe / KD0TYU
  • April 11 - 
  • April 18 - 
  • April 25 -