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Muscatine County ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Resources - Training - ARES Contacts                              ARES ID# 139IAØ1

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Muscatine & Louisa County ARES strongly recommends that all members complete the following trainings: To be a Level 2 Responder the FEMA courses will be mandatory as of January 1, 2019.

FEMA Online Course Overview

The following courses are to become mandatory for ARES members scheduled to work in the EOC - Mobile Emergency Operations Center, or MusComm - County emergency communications truck:

ICS-100.B – Introduction to the Incident Command System
ICS 100 Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).


ICS-200.B – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.


IS-700.a – National Incident Management System, An Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

IS-800 - National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction

  You can take the FEMA courses for free. However, you must register with FEMA and get a "student ID" to take the courses online.

What is ARES?

In the United States and Canada, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a corps of trained amateur radio operator volunteers organized to assist in public service....

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Iowa ARES Contacts:

Section Manager: KØCY - Bob McCaffrey

Section Emergency Coordinator: WWØQ - Rich Bingham

Asstistant Section EC: KØIVY - Mike Hartley

Section Traffic Mngr: WAØUIG - Lee Garner

District 5: District EC: KØBMW - Mike Rosenblatt

Iowa ARES Traffic Nets   

  • 146.745- MHz Sunday @ 7:00pm - Linn Co ARES Net

  • 145.390- MHz Sunday @ 8:00pm - Jones Co ARES Net

  • 146.865 MHz Third Monday @ 8:15pm - Southeast IA ARES Net

  • 147.150- MHz Sunday @ 8:30pm - Johnson Co ARES Net

  • 147.300+ MHz Sunday @ 8:30pm - Delaware Co ARES Net

  • 146.910- MHz Sunday @ 9:00pm - Muscatine Co ARES Net

  • 146.94- MHz Sunday @ 9:00pm - Black Hawk Co ARES Net

  • 3970.0 kHz - Sunday @ 5:30-6:00pm - IA State ARES Net

  • 145.230- MHz - Monday @ 6:30pm - Benton Co ARES Net

  • 3995.0 kHz - First Monday @ 5:30pm - IA State EOC Net

  • 3572.5 kHz +/- Olivia 8-500 - Tuesday @ 7:00pm - Iowa ARES Digital Net (IDN)

Section-wide Frequencies

Iowa ARES Traffic and Emergency Net (ITEN)

  • 3970.0 kHz - Sunday, 5:30 PM (6 PM in Summer) - Iowa Traffic & Emergency Net

  • 7235.0 kHz

Iowa RACES Net

  • 3990.5 kHz

  • 7250.0 kHz

Iowa ARES Digital Net

  • 3574.0 kHz (center frequency)

  • 7114.0 kHz (center frequency)

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Emergency Channel
Muscatine / Louisa
146.445 - VHF
446.445 - UHF
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