Post-SET Wrap-Up

A big thanks to the great group of Leavenworth ARES members who participated in the October 2nd KC Metro Simulated Emergency Test (SET). See the graphic that appeared in the recent edition QRZ! The official wrap-up report is due by end of October. Meanwhile, see the list of 2022 Tests …

Simulated Emergency Test

Metropolitan Kansas City will simulate a major emergency event scenario on Saturday morning, October 2, 2021. Usually emergencies give no warning, so it is important to exercise how we will respond when the real thing hits. Emergencies are a come-as-you-are events. Through regular exercise, how to properly prepare and respond …

CCTA Exercise Postponed

MECC 2021 SET on October 2, 2021 takes center stage. The Mid-America Regional Council decided last week to postpone the simulated Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack exercise due to the increased pressure on hospitals with the recent surge in COVID cases. As hospitals respond to real-world challenges, the exercise has been …

NCS and LOG Info

Two requirements for higher level ARES Task Books are to be able to perform as a Net Control Station (NCS) and be able to support a net as Alternate Net Control Station (ANCS) or net Logger (LOG). Guidance for both NCS and LOG have been provided under the new Operations …

ARES® Task Book

ARES® Task Book is an individualized record of verified tasks completed and skill levels achieved while in service to the public using your experience as Radio Amateur. The levels closely correspond with the MECC credentialing criteria but the task book has the added advantage of being your permanent, tangible record. …

AlertSense

Sunday, January 31, 2021 ARES Information & Training Net 145.33 (-) 151.4 Hz we will be discussing the AlertSense App: Loading and registering the application on your mobile device and obtaining permission to use your device for ARES notifications (net reminders, drills, and emergency call-outs). Please join us for this …

KS Train

You’ve taken formal training. Done that – Got the certificate. Now what?Record that accomplishment where EMs can get to it! KS Train On our January 17th Sunday Evening ARES® Information & Training Net, we will discuss how to accumulate your training documentation into a single place that can be accessed …

Hospitals Update

Saint John Hospital. The Radio Operations Center is on the first floor of the main building. Radio status: UP V/UHF Voice Radio UP V/UHF Data Radio UP IVIEW/Packet Radio ComputerDOWN HF Radio – Needs antenna repair. Scheduled for spring. Cushing/Saint Lukes Hospital. The facility has been totally stripped of all …

ARES® Web Site Launched

This site is intended for reference and use by ARES® members in ARRL’s Kansas Section, District 4, Zone C: Leavenworth County. This site will contain: Membership Criteria Training Opportunities Credentialing Guidance General Support Architectures Resource Files and Links This site works in conjunction with the KS-LV-ARES area on Groups.io. The …