Colorado ARES News

Monthly Colorado ARES Winlink Assignment

A monthly “assignment” using the Winlink system will begin in November 2020. The purpose is to facilitate or continue the development of Winlink capabilities and Winlink usage within Colorado ARES. If you participated in the statewide Winlink exercise in March/April of this year your callsign...

October MARS Interoperability Exercise

The Amateur Radio Service (ARS) is invited to participate in an Army and Air Force MARS interoperability exercise during the month of October. Dates: 03 Oct 2020 – 26 Oct 2020 Time: Daily “noon-time local” Nets Frequency: 60m Channel 1 – USB Dial 5.330.50 MHz...

Colorado ARES SET 2020 – Preliminary Results

The Colorado Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service held it’s annual statewide simulated emergency test (SET) on 03 October 2020. Thank you to all ARES Districts and members for participation in the SET 2020! The participating ARES Districts from around the state are still...

WINMOR is Deprecated

WinLink Winmor is Deprecated 10 July 2020 — The Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation voted in a recent virtual meeting to deprecate the WINMOR HF mode in the Winlink system. The protocol was introduced by its author Rick Muething, KN6KB, at...

MARS Exercise Warning Order (20-24 July Exercise)

For Your Information: A MARS Warning Order has been issued for their July exercise 20-24 July. This Army and AF MARS exercise includes interface with the Amateur Radio community. ALL COLORADO ARES MEMBERS WITH 60m CAPABILTIY ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE. Communication with the amateur community...

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Sign Up Here – 2020 Rally Colorado

The Colorado AuxComm Unit is preparing to support Rio Blanco County as they host the Rally America 2020 Rally Colorado. We are planning to execute this as an exercise, validating AuxComm capabilities. Racing will take place 15 and 16 August in Rangely, Colorado. (Depending on...

MARS Announces HF Skills Exercise

Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise July 20 – 24 to hone their operating skills and messaging-handling capabilities. MARS members will be reaching out to the amateur radio community via the 60-meters Channel 1 Net (5330.5 kHz...

–COMPLETED– State HF Sound Card Survey

The State HF Sound Card Net survey has been completed and results sent for evaluation. Participation in the twice-monthly State HF Sound Card net has fallen significantly and an initiative is underway to increase the number of Colorado ARES members utilizing this capability. A brief...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has a “Here’s What You Need to Know” webpage containing information and facts about the current outbreak of the Coronavirus disease. Please click this link to access the CDPHE COVID-19 information webpage: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

Denver Ready: Make a Plan Class (07 March 2020)

Denver Ready: Make a Plan Class (07 March 2020)

You’re invited to Denver Office of Emergency Management’s Make a Plan class on Saturday, March 7th. This class will teach you the foundational tools for building out your household’s emergency preparedness plan. You’ll walk away with a booklet full of planning ideas and considerations.   When: Saturday,...