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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Hayden Park
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 – TBA
1ERD’s (Exercise Radio Deployment) allow hams the opportunity to practice their on-air radio skills
2Kootenai Amateur Radio Society