Author Archives: Eric Christensen

Added Training

Links to the ARRL Emergency Communicator training (EC-001 and EC-016) have been added under then Training tab (top of the screen).  These courses are specific to the amateur radio  communicator and are good resources for any AUXCOMM member.  Please take … Continue reading

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Updated ICS-205 Incident Communications Plan

I’ve updated the CALV ICS-205 Incident Communications Plan to include the new HF voice and data frequencies.  Also updated is the CTCSS tone that the Davidsonville two-meter repeater now transmits. If you haven’t already, please update your radios and files … Continue reading

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Preparedness: Power Outage

September is National Preparedness Month and each week we’re looking at different disasters that should be prepared for.  This week we’re talking about power outages. On the morning of August 14th, 2003, no one foresaw how that day would test … Continue reading

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Preparedness: Hurricanes

September is National Preparedness Month and each week we’re looking at different disasters that should be prepared for.  This week we’re talking about hurricanes. Since 1980, Maryland has been affected by 56 hurricanes, tropical storms, or tropical depressions.  Most of … Continue reading

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Preparedness: Wildfires

September is National Preparedness Month and each week we’re looking at different disasters that should be prepared for.  This week we’re talking about wildfires. When I think wildfire I think of the northwest.  Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming … Continue reading

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Setting up and using fldigi, flmsg, flarq, and flamp

In the September meeting announcement I noted that we’d be learning how to use fldigi and RMS Express to transmit messages.  Jim, K3UGA, found a great video that not only discusses how to setup fldigi and rest of the suite … Continue reading

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Pre-planning for Yourself

Pre-planning is one of the most important aspects of an emergency response.  Without pre-planning you have no organized structure to underpin your response.  An unfolding emergency is not the time to gather your thoughts on what you need to do. … Continue reading

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What is a watch?

March is the time when we start to see more severe weather.  It’s always good to get a refresher on what the terminologies mean…

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Calvert ARES Report for March 2015

The monthly ARES meeting was held in Prince Frederick on 2015-03-17.  We started working on pre-planning for some “common” scenarios and will continue to do so over the coming months. We also met at the home of KR3A to help … Continue reading

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DHS OEC Emergency Communications Forum – Volume 15

DHS has just released their latest OEC Emergency Communications Forum bulletin.  There are some good scenarios that show work arounds in public safety communications as well as some future looking technology coming out. Take a read!

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