2018 Training Schedule
All training sessions will be held in the conference room in the new terminal building at Harry Browne Airport, 4821 Janes Rd, Saginaw, MI. (unless other wise noted).

Training Attendance
Date Topic Presenter Time
January 26 ICS-214 Activity Log, Winter Field Day KC8YVF 7:00 PM
February 22 Outpost Refresher KC8YVF/N8ERL 7:00 PM
March 22 Skywarn Net practices and exercise KC8YVF 7:00 PM
April 26 1st Annual Packet Party N8ERL/KC8YVF 7:00 PM
May 24 Simply Simplex N8ERL 7:00 PM
June 28 Direction Finding exercise
(Randle Wicks park)
KC8YVF 6:00 PM
July 26 No training - -
August 23 Picnic and Movie Night KC8YVF/N8ERL 6:00 PM
September 27 ARES Connect KC8YVF 7:00 PM
October 25 Introduction to Winlink N8ERL 7:00 PM
November 15 No meeting   7:00 PM
December 8 Holiday Breakfast - 8:30 AM

ARES Connect - Sign up for training and other events here.

Training Description:

  • January - Filling out and Using an ICS-214 form. The Activity Log can be an invaluable tool for both public service events and emergency activations.
  • February - Refresher course on Outpost Packet Manager and our county 220 packet system. Will include tabletop exercise
  • March - Skywarn net control operation, practices and functional exercise. This will proceed the NWS Severe Weather training on March 29.
  • April - With the State and MSP looking at Amateur Radio to provide data comunnications in an emergency we are going to have the 1st annual Packet Party. No chips or dips necessary, just good radio fun.
  • May - What no repeater....how shall I communicate, this training is simple simplex.
  • June - Direction finding exercise - fox hunt exercise using teams in Randle Wicks park
  • July - N/A
  • August - For the picnic, please bring a dish to pass and a chair for the movie
  • September - Introduction to the new ARES Connect web site. ARES members will register their account during this training.
  • October -  An introduction to Winlink
  • November - No meeting, conflict with SVARA board meeting
  • December - Annual joint breakfast with SVARA, IHop on Tittabawassee Rd near I-675

Directions: (from North or South)
Exit I-75 at E. Holland Ave (M-46) and travel East to N. Towerline Road.  Turn left
and travel North to Janes Road.  Turn right and travel East.  The airport will be on
your left.  Enter the main entrance.  The Pilots Lounge is located in the large hanger

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Revised 01/17/21