Basic Emergency Comms Workshop for Saturday May 17th 9 AM-4 PM in Concord, Mass.

Emergency Communications Workshop in Concord Massachusetts…

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday May 17th, 2008:

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday May 17th, 2008 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts.

This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Middlesex County ARES DEC, Steve Telsey, N1BDA, and the cooperation of the Concord Hospital staff. 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 Overview of ICS
Go Kits

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 May 12th, 2008 to assure the meeting place 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 the Emerson Hospital:

From the North:
Rt 495 South to Rt 2 East or Rt 128 S to Rt 2 West
Emerson Hospital is on the south side of Rt 2 about 1 mile east of the Concord Rotary

From Boston:
Rt 2 East over Rt 128
Emerson Hospital is on the south side of Rt 2 about 7 miles from Rt 128

From the South:
Rt 495 North to Rt 2 East or Rt 128 North to Rt 2 West
Emerson Hospital is on the south side of Rt 2 about 1 mile east of the Concord Rotary

Parking, both outdoor and indoor, is available at the hospital for a fee. There is free parking in lots on the north side of Rt 2, but crossing the highway can be difficult.

There will be talk-in on the Concord 145.11 (pl 110.9) repeater.

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

N1BDA-Steve Telsey
KD1CY-Rob Macedo

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)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address:
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