2023 Calendar

Kootenai County ARES/RACES 

Monthly Meetings:  We meet the 1st Monday of each month.  

(Exceptions: Tuesday, 9/5 due to Labor Day.  No meeting in December.)

For more information on any planned calendar date, please contact kcoem@kcgov.us. Calendar items may change during the course of the year.  Please check back for updates.  

03/25 Exercise Radio Deployment (“ERD”)1 – Multiple locations including OEM and Kootenai Health

06/03 Museum Ships Weekend Event at Farragut Park – Opportunity to view a “deployed station” setup by KARS2

06/10 ERD1 with Bonner County ARES/RACES (Tentative) – Multiple locations including OEM and Kootenai Health.  This ERD will focus on resolving communication issues found during last year’s Cascadia Rising Communications Drill. 

06/24 Joint Workshop w/KARS2 – Soldering + Antenna Building.  This will be a Field Day activity held in Post Falls.

08/01 National Night Out – Public Service event and demonstration in McIntire Family Park, Hayden.

08/19 Harrison Library Family Festival – Public Service event held in downtown Harrison.

09/09 Joint ERD1 with KARS2 – This will be a large scale ERD involving VHF on-air communications with ham stations across Kootenai County and involve partner locations e.g. OEM and Kootenai Health.  The exercise will focus on training hams in proper on-air emergency communication protocols.

09/16 OEM Preparedness Fair “Passport to Preparedness” – Public Service event and potential exercise.

10/14 Workshop – Antenna Building, OEM parking lot.

11/18 ERD1 – Communications Exercise  (Click here for more information) 

1ERD’s (Exercise Radio Deployment) allow hams the opportunity to practice their on-air radio skills

2Kootenai Amateur Radio Society