Welcome To Coppell RACES K5CFD

 RACES and ARES provide emergency radio communications in support of the Coppell Emergency Management's mission by handling emergency traffic during such emergencies when normal public service communication systems are not functioning or are overloaded. RACES/ARES will respond for declared emergencies which may involve severe weather threats, natural disaster, large-scale accidents, industrial accidents, hazmat incidents, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, war, civil defense/preparedness, and homeland security.

When activated, RACES/ARES members will operate from an Incident Command location or from the well equipped Coppell EOC. Multiple HF/VHF/UHF operating positions are provided by the City along with digital Packet and APRS capability. RACES/ARES members are all volunteers from the local community and dedicated to the mission of serving the citizens of Coppell and Dallas County, Texas.

Each member has undergone extensive training and certified in NIMS and ICS protocols. Simulated emergency training events are provided a minimum of two times each year. Training nets are conducted three times each month with each local county & city group providing on-air training a minimum of two times each month. All members have a minimum participation requirement for training as well as a required public service event participation requirement. Each member is required to attend a National Weather Service Skywarn school at least once every two years.

RACES Nets, when conducted, generally occur on the 1st  Sunday of each month at 1945. Please check-in on the 444.225 repeater (ICE 32). These nets are restricted to Certified RACES Members ONLY.
ARES   Nets can occur anytime there is a need to communicate important information to Coppell RACES member on the Coppell repeater 444.225 (ICE 32). These nets are open to any licensed amateur radio operator.
Coppell Operational Repeaters are:
    Primary 444.225 + 110.9
    Backup  444.075 + 110.9
    Backup  442.650 + 110.9

For more information on becoming a member of the Coppell RACES/ARES Team please contact:

Mike Ridgley KE5MAR
Coppell RACES Radio Officer
Trustee/Director K5CFD