Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday 3/5/11 in Concord, Massachusetts

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday 3/5/11 in Concord, Massachusetts..

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday March 5th,
2011 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Concord Academy Ransome Room of the Math
and Arts Center at 166 Main Street, Concord, Massachusetts. This session
is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Middlesex
County Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator Steve Telsey, N1BDA.
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 requested so we have a rough
idea of head count for coffee and donuts and lunch. Please try to preregister
by Tuesday March 1st, 2011 to assure the meeting place is setup properly
and we have enough refreshments for breaks between lectures and for the
lunch break. We will accept any last minute preregistrations
after that day or any walk-ins as long as space permits.

Map to Concord Academy in Concord Massachusetts:

Parking for attendees will be in the municipal lot on Keyes Rd. or on Main

Talk-In will be on the 146.955-Westford Repeater PL: 74.4 Hz.

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

N1BDA-Steve Telsey steve.n1bda 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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