EVENTS for Washington County ARES 2020
May 30: WashCo ARES members completed the ARC ARES May 30 2020 drill. The drill scenario wsa the loss of power and internet after a successful hacker attack. ARES provided communications on behalf of a shelter using Red Cross and ICS forms. Other members checked in and provided infrastructure reports using the FEMA format. An aggregated report was forwarded to Metro DEC Foster and North Central Region leaders. The drill was conducted from home QTH stations. Repeaters, Simplex, and Winlink comms worked well. The drill was successful and many reported learning additional procedures and radio methods. Thanks to all who were able to participate.
May 30: WashCoARES plans to participate in the Red Cross Communications Exercise pending further details. AM portion will be local and PM portion will be national. When we get details we will pass them to ARES members.
March 16: All ARES Members Meeting at Lakeview Hospital, is CANCELLED.
FL Digi and Winlink Hook-up Day originally scheduled for April is cancelled. Check the ARRL E-Letter at ARRL .ORG , March 18, 2020, edition for a listing of videos on how to set up Winlink for your station.
Feb 22, 9 am - 1 pm at Woodbury High School, AERO 101Introductory Course dealing with radio and net operations and ICS Forms.
Apr 25, 9 am - 1 pm at Woodbury High School, AERO 102, Follow-up Course focusing on Effective communications support and procedures and Communications Unit procedures.
Late Monday in March, Washington County ARES will have its spring meeting, final date TBD so stay tuned.
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October 6: Twin Cities Marathon; individual ARES members may volunteer to provide communications support.
September 18-21: Simulated Emergency Test (SET) completed Sept. 18 - 21.
July 20: Mobile and Go-Kit Picnic. WashCo ARES Hosts this year. Hope to see you there.
June 19: REP Drill at our regular site. Take part in web training and Hands On Training.
May 22: Hands On Training for June REP Drill
March 18: ALL ARES Member Meeting, Woodwinds Hospital, 6:30 PM
April 17, Weather Preparation Drill - Regular Net time
May 22, Hands-On Training for REP Drill
June 19, REP Relocation Drill, 5 PM, Park HS, Cottage Grove
July 20, Mobile and Go-Kit Show-N-Tell and BBQ, Edgewater Park, Woodbury
June - October, Marathons, parades, and other public service events, on your own schedule and sign-up
Sept. 21, MNWASHCOARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET), focus on digital messaging and message handling
Each First Thursday at 12:30 PM, Metro District ARES Net, 146.700, PL 127.3; Check in as a hospital, ARES Unit, or general check-in
Other Nets as above in "Our Nets" or "Other Nets"