Emergency Communications Workshop, E. Sandwich, March 29, 2003

ARES logo KD1CY writes:

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday, March 29th, 2003 from 8:45 AM-3:00 PM at the Oak Ridge Elementary School in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. This session is being conducted by the ARES Section Staff and Frank Laughlin, WQ1O, District Emergnecy Coordinator for Cape Cod ARES.

This Emergency Communications Workshop will provide the background and
information to serve Amateur Radio Operators when they need to respond
to a communications emergency. It will feature an Introduction and
Conclusion to Emergency Communications, and five 1-hour training
sessions on topics including:

Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES-RACES-SKYWARN Programs
Net Operations
NTS Traffic Message Handling
Basic ICS
Go Kits
Interactive Exercises on Field Operations

This training will also feature a 1 hour lunch that will be provided at
no coerced cost to any Amateur who attends the session.

The presentations will be given by other Amateur Operators well versed
in the topics listed above. The training will be a worthwhile endeavor
not just for emergency communicators but for anyone who is an amateur
radio operator, and wants to learn more about the hobby.

Directions to the Oak Ridge Elementrary School:

Take Route 6 Eastbound and Get off at Exit 3. Go South on Quaker
Meeting House Road. The school is less than a 1/2 mile on your

For any additional information and to preregister for the workshop,
please contact:

W1MPN, Mike Nielsen by email w1mpn@arrl.org
W3EVE, Steve Schwarm by email w3eve@amsat.org
WQ1O, Frank Laughlin by email wq1o@attbi.com
KD1CY, Rob Macedo by email rmacedo@rcn.com

This training should be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in
learning more about emergency communications and amateur radio in

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