For fans of Ecom 101 – our on the air net for hams interested in public service and emergency communications – I’m delighted to announce the American Red Cross Spring 2021 exercise and training events leading up to it. It’s open to all currently licensed ham radio operators, and the first training event is Thursday, January 7 2021. Read on to try out your Ecom skills!Continue reading
During a public service event, or an emergency response, a variety of Amateur Radio operator roles will be required, each with a different equipment and experience need. How does an event organizer or an Emergency Manager (EM) specify what equipment and what skills Continue reading
Join us at 7pm Monday October 14 on the 146.88 W5FC repeater (PL 110.9) as we discuss important resources available from the Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM website.
Over the past several months I’ve mentioned a number of resources of interest to those considering or training for public service and emergency communications. I’ve compiled a list of some of those links and offer them here.
I won’t be available to run the Emcom 101 net Monday Dec 11 2017 due to travel complications.
So, how about a simulated emergency? If you like, check into the net and create a simulated emergency. Could be a zombie attack or whatever. Just remember to say “simulated” or “exercise” before and after every transmission. Then nominate a net control, choose tactical call signs and send in situation reports. If you like.
Sorry for such short notice but there it us. We’ll pick back up in January.
Last month we did a high-level walk through of Winlink Express, culminating in having everyone send me a Winlink email message using Telnet. I believe I have responded to everyone but if I didn’t respond to your message, please send it again and I’ll check and respond prior to tonight’s net.
On Monday night (August 14), we’re going to step it up a notch. We’re going to talk about interfacing your computer to your radio. For some of you, this may be old news, but even so, you Continue reading