There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday April 3rd, 2004 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the South Shore Educational Collaborative; 90 Industrial Park Road, Hingham, Mass.This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Metro Boston ARES District Emergency Coordinator, KB1EKN-Mark Duff. 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
Basic Overview of ICS
NTS Traffic Message Handling
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. Please try to preregister by Monday March 29th, 2004 to assure the meeting hall is setup properly and we have enough refreshments for breaks between lectures and for the lunch break. We will, however, accept any last minute preregistrations after that day or any walk-ins as long as space permits.
Directions to South Shore Educational Collaborative(SSEC):
90 Industrial Park Road, Hingham, Ma.
N42. 10. 521’
From the north follow Rt. 3 south to Exit 15. Sign says South Hingham-South Weymouth. At the stop sign at the end of ramp, turn left on Derby St. toward South Weymouth. Go 1/8 mile; sign on left says South Shore Park. Take left on Industrial Park Rd. South Shore Educational Collaborative is down about ½ mile on left. Parking is to the left of the building.
From the south follow Rt. 3 north to exit 15, South Hingham South-Weymouth. Stay to the right at end of ramp on to Derby St. following the sign to South Weymouth. Go over Rt 3 and drive 1/8 mile; sign on left says South Shore Park. Take left on Industrial Park Rd. South Shore Educational Collaborative is down about ½ mile on left. Parking is to the left of the building.
For any additional information and to preregister for the workshop, please contact:
KB1EKN-Mark Duff firstname.lastname@example.org
W1MPN-Mike Neilsen email@example.com
This training should be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications and amateur radio in general.