Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday 1/23/10 in Middleboro Massachusetts

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday 1/23/10 in Middleboro, Massachusetts..

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday January 23rd,
2010 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Eastern Bank Building (3rd Floor) on 1
South Main Street in Middleboro Massachusetts. This session is being put on by the
ARES Section Staff through the efforts of South Shore Massachusetts ARES
District Emergency Coordinator Phil McNamara, N1XTB, and Eastern
Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator, Carl Aveni, N1FY.
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

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 required as the location
has limited seating of up to approximately 30 people. Please try
to preregister by Monday January 18th, 2010 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 Eastern Bank in Middleoro Massachusetts:,+mass&fb=1&gl=us&hq=eastern+bank&hnear=middleboro,+mass&ei=klVAS8bbFM-plAfitrnXBQ&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQtgMwAA

Talk-In will be on the 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater PL: 67.0 Hz.

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

N1XTB-Phil McNamara N1XTB at
N1FY-Carl Aveni caave at
KD1CY-Rob Macedo rmacedo at

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 
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address:

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