Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday March 29th, 2003

There is still time to sign up!

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 put on by the ARES Section Staff and Frank Laughlin, WQ1O, District Emergnecy Coordinator for Cape Cod ARES. Many thanks to W1RBF, for his assistance in securing the location.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 ontopics 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.

Preregistration is requested but is not required in case anyone would like to attend at the last minute. We will, however, accept any preregistrations after that day or any walk-ins as long as space permits.

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 left. Press the “Directions to Workshop” button to the left for a map to the location.

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

W1MPN, Mike Neilsen by email
W3EVE, Steve Schwarm by email
WQ1O, Frank Laughlin by email
KD1CY, Rob Macedo by email

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

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