2019 Amateur Radio License Class

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Cowley County Emergency Management and the Cowley County Amateur Radio Club will once again be partnering to host an entry-level (Technician) Amateur Radio License Class. This 5 week course will teach the information needed to obtain your first Amateur Radio License, and will provide the opportunity to test for your license during the final session.


Amateur Radio is a form of two-way radio communication where licensed operators may communicate with other Amateur Radio operators both locally and around the world. It is both a hobby as well as an emergency communications resource. Operators are often able to still communicate when other means fail, and have been valuable assets during many large-scale disasters.


When: Thursday, March 14th through Thursday April 11th, 6pm to 9pm

Where: Cowley County Emergency Operations Center, 321. E. 10th Ave. in Winfield

Cost: $40, this includes a textbook and testing fee


Registration is required, and class size limits apply. Seats in the class will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Registration will close on Monday, March 11th.


Questions about the class, course material, or Amateur Radio in general may be directed to John Stradal via email at jstradal@cowleycounty.org.


Register for the 2019 Amateur Radio License Class by clicking here!


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Now You Can Text-to-911

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Did you know that in an emergency, you may not always be able to call 911? With the development of new technology, Cowley County Emergency Communications now offers you the ability to Text-to-911.

Check out their news release for all of the details.

Please remember: CALL if You Can, TEXT if You Can’t!!

For more info, pleases call the dispatch center at (620) 221-5447.

Weather Radio Beeping?

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Do you have the Midland model WR-120 weather radio? If so, are you having problems with it beeping for an unknown reason and don’t know what to do? If that’s you and you need help, click here to see if it solves your issue. If this does not, please do not hesitate to call us at (620) 221-0470 for assistance.

The Twelve Days of Preparedness

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Cowley County Emergency Management, in coordination with their volunteer groups (Emergency Auxiliary, CERT, CART and MRC), have created an emergency preparedness video. The song is a familiar tune from The 12 Days of Christmas, but delightfully titled, “The 12 Days of Preparedness”.

Thanks to the many individuals and agencies that volunteered their time, locations, knowledge and experience.


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Bridge Work

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