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Colorado ARES Team Wins an Honorable Mention in Citizen Corps Awards


The Boulder County (Colorado) ARES team (BCARES) received an honorable mention in the Citizen Corps 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the nationwide award recipients on September 3.

BCARES was cited under the Technical Innovation category for its use of Amateur TV and APRS and for its Mountain Emergency Radio Network (MERN) project during its response to the 2013 flooding in the Boulder area. MERN is an Amateur Radio repeater system built by BCARES members. — Thanks to ARRL Colorado Section Manager Jack Ciaccia, WM0G