The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club falls within Idaho ARES District 3. Additional information on
ARES can be obtained through the following resources:
Registration can be performed on-line at Idaho ARES.
The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Courses book can be purchased from the ARRL
On-line courses, affiliated with FEMA, are available.
FEMA training is available here. The
required courses for the ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication (EC-001) are:
IS-100.b (ICS-100) Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
Recommended optional courses include:
IS-200.b (ICS-200) ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-250 Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF 15) External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution
IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
ARES certification examinations can be conducted in the field (possibly in
conjunction with a club meeting). Volunteer Examiners can be certified to
conduct ARES field examinations.
The Idaho Section - District 3 ARES NET is held on the K7ZZL repeater,
operating on a frequency of 443.300 MHz with a CTCSS of 110.9 Hz. The NET is
held on Monday Evenings at 8:30 PM local time. See the Calendar page
for additional information.
Interested Amateurs can register at Idaho ARES
by providing your personal contact information and station capabilities.
Additional information can be obtained at the national level from the ARRL by visiting
The Ada County ARES web page contains
information and forms used in Idaho District 3 ARES.
For further information on Idaho ARES, click here.
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