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
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:
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).