Jon Blome

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AuxComm Training Available (01- 03 March 2019)

Colorado  AuxComm training course is scheduled 01-03 March in Grand Junction, CO. Prerequisites: Completion of IS-00100.c, IS-00200.b, IS-00700.b, IS-00800.c, courses (1030726, 1021323, 1027248), and OPSEC Awareness are required prior to the workshop. All attendees will need to register on and complete the application process as detailed at prior to being accepted for workshop …

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Amateur Participation Requested – MARS DOD Communication Readiness Excercise

MARS – Military Auxiliary Radio System From 22-26 October 2018, MARS members will be supporting the DOD HF communications readiness exercise testing the ability to communicate via voice and military standard communications protocols simulating the loss of traditional forms of communication. Throughout this exercise, MARS members will interface with the Amateur Radio community to collect information …

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2018 ARES Simulated Emergency Test

Colorado ARES will be participating in a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on 06 OCT 2018. Participating agencies include: CO ARES Districts County EOC’s (actual or simulated) State EOC   Purpose: This test is intended to validate the following FEMA categories: Mission Area: RESPONSE Core Capabilities: Situational Assessment, Operational Communication   Objectives for the 2018 ARES …

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FEMA Releases Revised IS-100 and IS-700 NIMS Courses

No. 1417  Monday, June 25, 2018 Emergency Management Institute TWO REVISED NIMS COURSES RELEASED FEMAs National Integration Center and the FEMA Emergency Management Institute have completed and approved the release of two revised online NIMS courses during the week of 25 June: • IS-100.c, An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 This course …

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DHSEM – Auxiliary Emergency Communications: Recognition of It’s Support to Public Safety

Auxiliary Emergency Communications: Recognition of It’s Support to Public Safety July 11, 2016 4:47 pm John E. Peterson, DHS OEC Technical Assistance Branch Colorado Law Enacted to Codify AUXCOMM Unit: A new Colorado law has created an Auxiliary Emergency Communications (AuxComm) Unit within the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The law …

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FEMA DEC Newsletter – April 16-30

The twice monthly FEMA DEC news letter is available below.   FEMA DEC Newsletter_April 16-30_2018_Final

House Bill 16-1040 – Colorado AuxComm

Colorado’s House Bill 16-1040 was signed into law today (June 6, 2016) by Governor John Hickenlooper creating the Auxiliary Emergency Communications Unit in the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety. The content of HB 16-1040 is available below: HB 16-1040

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Colorado Section Manager CCARC Report – Spring 2018 Meeting

ARRL Affiliated Clubs: Number of ARRL Affiliated clubs in Colorado = 46   ARRL Membership ARRL members in Colorado = 3597 ARRL members in Rocky Mountain Division = 7296 ARRL members in USA = 158,905 Licensed Amateurs in Colorado = 17,234   Colorado Novice-141 Technician-9040 General-3852 Advanced-895 Extra-3306 Total-17234 ARRL Membership in Colorado As of …

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Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test – 12 May 2018

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, scheduled for May 12, 2018. This annual event is open to all radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is …

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