Emergency Communications Workshop in Beverly, Mass. Saturday 11/22/08 9 AM-4 PM

Hello to all….

North Shore ARES and Beverly Emergency Management are sponsoring the following workshop. See below:

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday November 22nd, 2008:

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday November 22nd, 2008 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Beverly Emergency Management Headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts.

This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Essex County ARES District Emergency Coordinator (DEC), Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF, Essex County ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC), Jim Palmer-KB1KQW and the cooperation of Beverly Emergency Management. This Emergency Communications Workshop will provide the background and information to serve Amateur Radio Operators when they need to respond to a communications emergency or when supplemental communications via Amateur Radio is required. 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 November 17th, 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 Beverly Emergency Management Agency (BEMA) Headquarters:

Take Route 128 North to exit 20A towards North Beverly. You will proceed a short distance to a set of lights where you will take a Left onto Conant Street. Follow the signs to the Beverly Airport – East Entrance which is off of Route 97 in Beverly. Once you reach the entrance on L.P. Henderson Road, be prepared to take a right into the Beverly EMA facility. If you enter the airport parking lot, you have gone too far.

There will be talk-in on the Danvers Repeater 145.47 PL: 136.5 and Beverly Repeater 147.390.

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

KA1NCF-Eric Horwitz ka1ncf@nsradio.org
KB1KQW-Jim Palmer kb1kqw@nsradio.org
KD1CY-Rob Macedo rmacedo@rcn.com

This training should be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications and amateur radio in general. Please forward this on to anyone you feel may benefit from this workshop.

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: rmacedo@rcn.com
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