Advanced Emer Comms Workshop NEW!

[Contributed by KD1CY] Amateur Radio Advanced Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday August 28th, 2004:

SEMARA Clubhouse

There will be an Advanced Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday August 28th, 2004 from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM at the SEMARA (Southeast Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association) Club House on 54 Donald Street in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This session is being put on by the ARES SectionStaff, the SEMARA Club, and SEMARA Club Emergency Coordinator and Assistant Emergency Coordinator, KD1CY-Rob Macedo and N1XRS-Tony Duarte. Also, W1EV-Scott Szala, from the SEMARA Activities committee will be providing a lot of assistance for this workshop. [Please press “read more” button —> ]This Advanced Emergency Communications Workshop will provide additional background in advanced emergency communication topics that will build on our general level emergency communications workshop course. Those who have not attended our general level emergency communications workshop course may attend this advanced workshop but must understand that many of the basic topics that are covered in our general level course will not be covered in this specific workshop.

Please bring a HT to the workshop as it may be utilized during the workshop.

Topics for this advanced workshop include the following:

Emergency Communication Applications of Voice Over IP Technology
Amateur Radio Digital Communications and Applications for Emergency Communications
How to Be a Participant and How to Be Net Control for a NTS Traffic Net
How to Deploy, Setup and Operate at an Existing EOC When Asked to Deploy
How to Deploy, Setup and Operate at a shelter or similar place of deployment

Please note that these topics may change slightly as we get closer to the workshop date.

This training will also feature a special 90 minute lunch that will be provided at no coerced cost to any Amateur who attends the session. The lunch will be Scott Szala’s “ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section” famous Chicken Barbeque that was done at the general Emergency Communications Workshop last year at SEMARA.
Where the SEMARA Club has their own club-house, there will be representatives from the club to give Amateurs a tour of the facility and the club’s plans moving forward. This will be especially good for those from other areas that may attend this workshop as the SEMARA Club is a signficant contributor to the ARRL Eastern Massachusetts section.

The Emergency Communications 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 required for this workshop so that the club can assure enough food is provided so please decide as soon as possible if you would like to attend this workshop.

Directions and a map to the SEMARA Club House:

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

N1XRS, Tony Duarte by email
KD1CY, Rob Macedo by email
W1MPN, Mike Neilsen by email

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
EMa Deputy Section Emergency Coordinator
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Southeast Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator
SEMARA ARES Emergency Coordinator
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