Emotional Go Kit: Are you prepared?

This presentation addresses the emotional well-being and preparedness for those that participate in emergency situations. Major topics include preparing for emergency situations, post emergency and emotional wellness, review what precautions we can take prior to an emergency situation, common emotional stressors, and examples of how emergencies effect each person differently.  This presentation will provide a […]

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Featured Speaker for EmComm East 2010: Steve Ewald

We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker from the ARRL, Steve Ewald, WV1X. Steve is the Supervisor of the ARRL Field Organization Team at Headquarters where he is the lead staff liaison to ARRL Section Managers and ARRL Field Organization appointees. He edits the Public Service column in QST and helps support the […]

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EmComm East in National Communications Magazine

EmComm East was recently featured in the January/February 2010 issue of National Communications magazine. Click here to check out the article. Thanks so much to Jim Sutton, N2OPS for covering the conference.

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Emotional Go Kit as Atlantic Division Webinar

Chuck Blocher, Ph.D., KC2IQV, from Monroe County ARES/RACES will be presenting his EmComm East presentation “The Emtional Go Kit” as an Atlantic Division Webinar. Congratulations, Chuck! Atlantic Division to Host Webinar (Nov 10, 2009) — Periodically, the ARRL’s Atlantic Division hosts a “webinar” — an interactive Web-based seminar, designed to facilitate communication between a small […]

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Getting Started in EmComm

An overview of the necessary radio operator qualities, equipment, and training to be successful in amateur radio emergency communications. Gary C. Wysocki, RPA-C, N2WLS began his interest in radio communications at age 10, huddled in the basement, listening to Radio Kiev on an old Olympic OPTA receiver that he inherited from his grandmother.  Licensed since […]

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Using ICS in an ARES Response

For nearly 40 years, ICS has proven to be the most effective, comprehensive emergency management system.  Yet amateur radio has been slow to integrate ICS into organizing an ARES / RACES response.  What are the advantages to amateur radio in using ICS and what are the unique aspects of amateur radio which can be brought […]

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Running a Successful Exercise

How do you prepare your group for disasters when disasters rarely occur and when they do, many of the events are totally unexpected? Determining the training needs, selecting a scenario, making it realistic, evaluating and reviewing your Standard Operating Procedures are all covered. A number of exercise ideas will be presented for competition, table-top, messaging, […]

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Narrow Band EMS

The Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS) for Windows is a suite of software programs designed for point-to-point, fast, error-free, emergency messaging up to or over 100 miles distant, and takes up a very minimum of frequency space on the ham bands, leaving more space for other ham activites.  This point-to-point system does not utilize […]

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APRS – An ARES Overview

This presentation will describe the Automatic Position Reporting System and how it relates to ARES.  We will cover a very brief history about APRS, and explain the equipment needed and some alternatives to getting started. Matthew Welch, W8DEC, is the District EC for Ohio ARES District 10. Matt is also the Net Manager for the […]

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Remote HF Operation

Remote HF/VHF operation over IP connectivity enables secure full- function all-mode off-site function of transceivers from just about any location via a PC.  This system is being installed for RACES/ARES in Rochester, NY for a 10 County area, along with a Winlink2000 HF Gateway. James Stefano, W2COP, has been a ham for over 35 years, […]

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