- IS-100.B - https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b
- IS-200.B - https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b
- IS-700.A - https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a
- IS-800.B - https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.b
Additionally, we would like you to read and understand the Colorado ECom material, written by Pat Lambert, W0IPL. While some of the references to organizations are no longer current (substitute ECom with ARES R3D2), the information regarding emergency communications is timeless. Please note that the embedded tests are no longer required, and the ARRL sponsored ARECC courses are also no longer required.
- ECom Intro - https://coloradoaresr3d2.org/images/forms/EComIntro.pdf
- ECom Basic - https://coloradoaresr3d2.org/images/forms/EComBas.pdf
- ECom NVIS - https://coloradoaresr3d2.org/images/forms/EComNVIS.pdf
- ECom NCS - https://coloradoaresr3d2.org/images/forms/EComNCS.pdf
ARES Training entails FEMA ICS (Incident Command System) #100, #200, #700 and #800. It also includes reading and understanding the ECom material. It also may include training in the use of different modes of digital communications such as APRS, Packet, Amtor, Pactor, PSK31, RTTY, and many more. It also may include mobile installation workshops, setting up portable antennas and stations. It may include procedural methods, troubleshooting amateur stations in the field, temporary repairs, interaction with agency personnel, Amateur TV operation and deployment , severe weather, net control and many more topics as required to fulfill the missions of our served agencies. You can absolutely be assured it will include the use of ICS forms as required by our served agencies. Some items for training will be available online, some in classroom settings and some on air, on weekly nets.
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