Category Archives: Training

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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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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Scenario Planning

During the March AUXCOMM meeting Shawn, N3AE, presented scenario planning and provided a template for creating the scenarios: Scenario Title AuxComm Task and Objective Supported Agency Command Structure Communications Structure & Plan (nets, frequencies, backup’s) Anticipated Duration of Operation Deployed … Continue reading

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DRILL: Prince Georges County ARES Breakfast Deployment

PG County ARES has announced their annual breakfast deployment drill to be held on Saturday, March 21st.  Starting at 10:00AM, PG County ARES will be deploying to the field and will be operational on the 145.230MHz repeater (- offset, PL … Continue reading

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