On-the-Air Training

CollinARES typically holds two on-the-air training nets per month. You do not need to be a member to check-in.

The nets begin at 21:00 hrs (9:00pm local) and last between 20 minutes to an hour. Some nets may be cancelled due to holidays or if a large number of our members participated in a large exercise or event that weekend.

1st Sunday of each month:

PARK Repeater (K5PRK)

147.180 (+) 107.2

3rd Sunday of each month:

MARC Repeater (W5MRC)

146.740 (-) 110.9

On-line Training

There are multiple ways for a CollinARES member to receive training. One of those is through the FEMA NIMS self-paced courses offered online.

SKYWARN training is available online both as an introduction and as a refresher. It is highly recommended you receive classroom training at one of the many offered by the National Weather Service. - SKYWARN Training

The ARRL is an excellent resources for learning to build antennas, operating procedures, logistics, and traffic handling. - ARRL Training

The Red Cross offers First Aid, CPR, AED classes and emergency preparedness information. - Red Cross Training

FEMA Online Training:

IS-100.b - Introduction to ICS

IS-700.a - National Incident Management System(NIMS), An Introduction

IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-800.B - National Response Framework, An Introduction


Introduction to Emergency Communication

ARRL EmComm Training



ARRL West Gulf Division Standardized Training Task Book

Additionally, the West Gulf Division of the ARRL is working on standardizing all ARES training. Collin County is participating in this program. Your workbook needs to be signed off by our Emergency Coordinator (EC).

ARES Standardized Training Plan