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Membership Requirements

To become a member of Johnson County ECS, complete the requirements below.

Contact training@k0ecs.org if you have questions about membership requirements or training.
  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Hold a current technician class or higher amateur radio license. (send a copy to training@k0ecs.org)
  3. Complete National Weather Service Spotter training.  (see the Training page for schedule)
  4. Complete the ECS Protocols training. (see the Training page for schedule)
  5. Participate in the ECS Protocols exercise. (see the Training page for schedule)
  6. Pass on-line exams covering Weather Spotting and ECS Protocols (two separate on-line exams - see the training page).  
  7. Complete FEMA ICS courses 100, 200, 700, and 800.  Links to these FEMA courses are below. (send copies of certificates to training@k0ecs.org)
  8. Pass a criminal background check. (will be conducted by ECS based on the information on the Membership Information Form)
  9. Have a mobile 2-meter radio with a minimum of 25 watts output to an externally mounted antenna.
  10. Pay membership dues of $5.00 per year.
  11. Update your Member Information Form each year.
Training and testing (Items 3-6 above) are conducted in the first quarter each year.  Dates for 2018 will be posted early in 2018.   
All other steps can be completed at any time.

Existing members must repeat the training and testing items (Steps 3-6 above) at least every other year to maintain certification.

 
Links to FEMA Courses: