AERO Courses are written by the Amateur Emergency Radio Organization (AERO) of Minnesota. They are a written curriculum and hands on practice experience in operating amateur radios. The emphasis will be on basic operations with a focus on emergency communications. The Courses are as below:
AERO 101: Introduction to Emergency Communications for the Amateur Radio Operator. Basic radio operations and communications skills, operating using a radio net, the role of amateur radio during emergency communications, and the basics of the Incident Command System (ICS) and ICS forms. This course is the prerequisite for all future courses. Offered Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM at Woodbury High School ( 2665 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN), Room 218 South side door 36.
AERO 102: Advanced Emergency Communications for the Amateur Radio Operator. The Radio Operator will learn how to communicate information effectively to other radio operators, provide effective communications support during routine and non-emergency communications, demonstrate proper application of communications procedures and demonstrate proper use of communications equipment. Offered Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM at Woodbury High School ( 2665 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN), Room 218 South side door 36.
- You may register with John Regan, KA0HYR, ARES EC, at 651-491-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Or, You may walk into the room prior to the class and register on site. –
Additional AERO Courses will be offered this fall: AERO 201 and 202 on Net Control operations, procedures, and hands on practice. Tentative dates in August and October. Exact dates and times TBD.
Courses on Digital modes and operation are planned for the future. No designated dates as of yet.
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Dave Johnson, N0KBD, AUXCOMM(t), COMT(t)
ARES MN Metro District ADEC – PIO
AERO MN Vice Director
Maple Grove RC Board Director and MSW NCO Supervisor
Metro Skywarn Ex-Officio and Founding Board Director