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Central Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service!

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December 2015 Bulletin Now Online

Our Mission:  To provide emergency communications to central Ohio public safety, emergency, health, government and relief agencies in times of disaster.
To keep our skills sharp, we provide communication support for many public service events. Enjoy the site and please contact us if you have questions.

John Montgomery, N8PVC
ARRL Emergency Coordinator
Franklin County, Ohio

COARES Wednesday Weekly Net
November 2 , 2016 8:00 PM
This week special simplex net on 146.46

COARES November Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 07:30 PM

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office

5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd - Columbus, OH

Click Here for Information: Technician Level Class in November
Know of anyone wanting to become a Ham Radio Operator? The next Technician Class will be November 10th, 11th, from 6:30 to 9pm and the 12th at 8:30am to 4pm, 2016 at the Westerville Fire Station 111. The class is free but you need to buy the Technician Class 2014-18 FCC Element 2 Radio License Preparation 8th Edition by Gordon West prior to class. You can purchase the book at Universal Radio or Amazon. Local bookstores usually don’t have the book in stock. This is the book used for class. Class is limited to 20 students. Class may fill up fast. Reserve your spot today. To register for the class or for more information about becoming a HAM Operator and getting your FCC license contact Gretchen Herr, AC8XM at 614-323-9854 or gmh.herr5@gmail.com

First Aid Class on November 19th at Franklin County EMA from 8AM to 5PM. Cost and sign up information will be coming.

Getting Started in Emergency Radio
(click the "Emergency Radio" logo)

COARES Operations Manual - Our handbook of operations
COARES Application - The Current Application to Join COARES
NVIS Presentation (5 MB) - Near Vertical Incidence Skywave
Simplex Hospital Communications Study (3 MB) - Requires Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
History of Hospital Antenna Testing
A Review of the Hospital Testing Program
The Hospital Antenna & Radio Testing Program - Rev 2
Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Operator vs. 1.01
COARES Recommended Radio Programming List vs. 2.0
Hospital Emergency Backup Antenna vs. 1 - Requires Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewe
ICS Forms Information
ICS-213 vs 1.1- COARES Message Form
ICS-214 - Activity Log


Site Index

What's New A list of recent changes in the web site
COARES Leadership A Who's Who in the organization.
COARES Nets Our weekly on-the-air meetings, in MP3 format
COARES Heritage A brief history.
COARES Repeaters Currently repeaters are off line, updates coming
COARES Events A complete listing of local activities that require COARES assistance.
Web Links A listing of Amateur Radio websites for the interests of Hams everywhere.
COARES Bulletin Our award winning monthly publication.
COARES Training Information on Training for Emergency Communications
COARES Sponsored VE Test Sessions Information for individuals wanting to take their Amateur Radio Examination.


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