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Public Service Communications: Know, Communicate, and Maintain the Boundaries

[Taken from the The ARES E-Letter for December 16, 2015] Here are two quotes, which stunned me as much as they should you: “I had no idea what the hams were doing — they were making decisions that were not theirs … Continue reading

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ARRL 2015 Hurricane Webinar now on YouTube

If you were not one of the 360 attendees to the 2015 ARRL Hurricane Webinar, you can watch it online! ARRL posted the Webinar to YouTube in late July. Be sure to tune in and take notes. The first segment … Continue reading

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Vital Information for Informal Messages

Stations are often requested to pass informal messages as part of routine communication during an event. Below is a list of questions to be asked and verified before sending or acknowledging an informal message. Vital Info for Informal Messages #17MAY2015 #trainingnotes

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Get a better signal out of your handheld radio

“We’ve all done it. Standing on our tippy toes. The dance, slowly swiveling around, alternating holding our arms up in the air and hands close to our ears. I’m talking about the weird contortions we do until we get the … Continue reading

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US National Grid

Last week, the Clay County Emergency Operations Center held a training on the US National Grid.  This is a a common geographic framework for response.  Unlike confusion that can be brought about by the use of Latitude and Longitude measurements, a USNG … Continue reading

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