Cape Cod ARES Reports Successful 4th Amateur Radio Licensing Class

Hello to all..

The following is a report from Cape Cod ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Frank O’Laughlin-WQ1O on the continued efforts to grow ARES on Cape Cod and increase the number of Amateur Radio Operators on Cape Cod. This is the fourth in a series of Ham Radio Licensing classes being run by Cape Cod ARES over the past 18-24 months. See Frank’s update below:

Licensing class number 4 continues to go well. This Tuesday will be the last review session before the VE test session to be held on September 29th. We expect a total of 22 new licensees. We continue to license new CERT operators, many of which become ARES members. We also continue to attract public safety and NGO personnel. This class breakdown is as follows.

1 Police Officer

1 Police dispatcher

1 Harbor Master

2 Disaster animal rescue team volunteers

3 Red Cross personnel

2 unaffiliated candidates

12 CERT volunteers

A final report on class #4 will be issued after the VE test session. ARES six week training begins the very next week on Tuesday October 6th.

73 Frank WQ1O  

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