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Regional EmComm Training Conference

posted Feb 28, 2012, 11:22 AM by Charles Boling   [ updated Mar 14, 2012, 3:16 PM ]
From the CARS mailing list:

2012 LDS Emergency Communications Conference—March 17th at Lake Oswego Stake Center 9-4:30

Every Ham Radio Operator in the Region is encouraged to attend the 2012 LDS Emergency Communications Conference. The last time we held one was November 2008. We don’t have these very often, so please put it on your Calendar and be sure to attend.

Keynote Speaker is Mr. James Roddey, Director of Communications for the Oregon Red Cross. He will speak on Earthquake Preparedness. Then there are 17 mini-classes offered in Five one-hour class periods for you learn about the subjects that interest you. Some of the classes are: NVIS for LDS EmComm; Go Kits; What is expected of an ECS?; Advanced ECS; WinLink; Packet; Emergency Power; ARES/RACES; Car Installations; Digital Modes for ECS’s; Antennas; Plans; How to Prepare Your Family; What can you do with a HT?; and other classes. Whatever your skill level there will be classes here for you....

All Ham Radio Operators in areas served by the Portland and Salem Storehouses are encouraged to attend. Hams from other Areas welcome too. Bring your Non-LDS Ham Radio friends too. Free Lunch.

No RSVP needed; just show up here. Carpooling, anyone?

Update: Agenda / Class Schedule

At 9 AM Mr. James Roddey (a.k.a. 'Dr. Doom'), formerly of the Oregon Red Cross, will give a presentation to familiarize us with what we might face following a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. He is a very knowledgeable expert and does it in a very entertaining way. People are welcome to even just attend his presentation. It is timely and relevant to everyone living in Western Oregon and Washington. There will be a short question and answer period along with his presentation.
At 10:30 the Mini-Classes start. There are 17 classes offered through 5 class periods. The class matrix is attached so you can plan which classes you want to attend. Most classes are offered over at least 2 periods. The classes are being taught by several experts in our Region. We have Stake ECS's, ARES Leaders(3 County EC's), and others that are willing to share their expertise to help us be better prepared. If you can't make it for the whole day, drop by for what classes you can. There is a free Lunch from 12:25 to 1:25 PM.

Charles Boling,
Mar 14, 2012, 3:16 PM