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The 4th Annual NH ARES Academy - Saturday, March 29, 2014
The 4th annual NH ARES Academy is scheduled for Saturday,March 29, 2014 at the NH Fire Academy on Smokey Bear Drive in Concord. This is a must for all individuals involved in Emergency Communications. Space is limited, sign up today!
The 2014 Course list
· C1 Net Control - fast and tight(Block A
· C2 Message form basics (Block A)
· C3 Go Kits (Block B)
· C4 Boston Marathon - lessons learned (BlockB)
· C5 HF Basics for Emcomm (Block C)
· C6 NH-ARES - Concept of Operations (CONOPS) (Block C)
· C7 NTS-NTSD - The common messaging layer(Block D)
· C8 Working with Served Agencies (Block D)
· W1 Comm trailers and mega kits (Blocks A& B)
· W2 Psychological First Aid (Blocks A & B)
· W3 Getting started with RMS Express (Blocks C& D)
· W4 Skywarn Refresher (Blocks C & D)
8:00 - Registration
9:00 - General Session
10:00 - Break
10:15 - Block A
11:15 - Block B
Lunch - 12:15
1:15 - Block C
2:15 - Block D
3:15 - Closing Session
4:15 - End
C1 Net Control – Tight and Fast
Every emergency and traffic net’s goal is to move messages swiftly and accurately with a minimum of fuss. We’ll talk about ways to make that happen.Led by ARES Section Net Manager Tom Lundberg KB1YAI.
C2 Message Forms
Part of our job in ARES is to move formal written messages on one of several standard forms. This course will look at how to properly fill out and send the ARRL Radiogram and the emergency management ICS213. Your instructor, as always is Pete Stohrer K1PJS, our Section Manager and long time traffic handler.
C3 Go Kits
Back by popular demand, this course looks at what you should keep in a kit,ready to go at a moment’s notice. Jim Heedles, WW1Y, charter member of the former NH-ARES RED Team and professional spaceflight systems engineer will be the instructor.
C4 Boston Marathon – Lessons Learned
Rob Macedo KD1CY, SEC for Eastern Massachusetts, will describe what happened in the immediate aftermath of the bombing attack and Amateur Radio’s role, as well as what we can apply to other events in the face of a similar disaster.
C5 HF Basics for Emcomm
If you’re new to HF operating, this course will help you get started, with aslant on emergency communications. It will cover radios, feed lines, tuners,antennas, NVIS, grounding, propagation, and more. Veteran professional broadcast engineer and ham Peter Stohrer K1PJS will be the instructor.
C6 NH-ARES Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
Concept of Operations (CONOPS) is a method of describing the framework that allows an organization to meet a particular challenge or goal. In this case,we’ll give the “big picture” on how NH-ARES does what it does – all the pieces to the puzzle in one succinct presentation. We’ll also talk about the CONOPS concept and how it can be applied in other areas. Dave Colter WA1ZCN, ASEC for Operations and Training and Vice Chair of the ARRL Emergency Communications Advisory Committee will host.
C7 Introduction to the NTS & NTSD
NTS is the National Traffic System. NTSD is its digital system. NTS has been around in one form or another for almost 100 years, and is the system by which formal written messages can (at least in theory) be delivered to anyone anywhere in the US or Canada within24 hours by Amateur Radio. During disasters, it’s been used to move large volumes of welfare messages, although in the last decade improvements in communications infrastructure have cut its role dramatically. Instructor Joe Burke W1INC, NH Section Traffic Manager, will be joined by NTS Eastern Area Chair Marsha Forde KW1U.
C8 Working With Served Agencies
This popular course helps leaders and members alike learn what served agencies expect of us, and how to work seamlessly in their world. Presented by former Section Manager and SEC Al Shuman K1AKS, and Justin Kates KB3JUV, Nashua Emergency Management Director.
W1 Comm Trailers and Mega Kits
New this year – How to design and build a variety of low-cost (and not so low cost!) emcomm trailers and serious go kits. Several trailers will be on display outside the classroom. Inventor Alan Bradford, AE1H will be your guide.
W2 Psychological First Aid
Surprisingly relevant and interesting, we got great reviews on this course last year. The only complaint – 50 minutes was far too short. So this year, we gave it a double block. Presented again by NH Department of Health and Human Services psychologist Mark Lindberg PhD.
W3 Getting Started with RMS Express
RMS Express is a software program used primarily with the Winlink 2000 radio email system. However, it does extraordinarily well at sending messages from peer to peer, with attachments. If you have a sound card interface setup,getting started with RMS Express is a breeze, and this course will help you get there. Presented by veteran MARS operator Paul Moore, N1VUI/AAM1EEN.
W4 Skywarn Refresher
Even experienced weather spotters need a refresher once in a while. It’s also great for those who just want to know a bit more about severe weather reporting. NWS-Gray meteorologists will lead this session.
Directions to the NH State Fire Academy
Take I-93 exit 13 for Manchester Street. Turn right at end of off ramp; go over bridge to 1st set of lights. Turn left onto Old Turnpike Road. Go straight through intersection with Airport Road onto Regional Drive(past the National Guard Armory on the left). At the next set of lights, cross Route 106 (Sheep Davis Rd,)onto Smokey Bear Blvd. Follow to end of the road. Academy is on right.
From I-393/Rt. 4
Take I-393 exit 3 for Rt. 106 (Sheep Davis Rd.) From the East, turn left. From the West, turn right. Go to the fourth traffic light and turn left on Smokey Bear Blvd. Academy is on right.
Please note: Smokey Bear Blvd.may not be listed on older paper or GPS maps. It is shown on Google Maps and Bing Maps online.
Contact Dave WA1ZCN with your course choices, and a home or cell phone number.
Be careful not to choose two courses in the same time block(s).
NH Amateur Radio Clubs
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Contoocook Valley Radio Club
Central NH Amateur Radio Club
Granite State Amateur Radio Association
CCDX Amateur Radio Club
Port City Amateur Radio Club
Great Bay Radio Association
Twin State Radio Club
Nashua Area Radio Club
Littleton Amateur Radio Klub
White Mountain Amateur Radio Club
Androscoggin Valley Amateur Radio Club
Interstate Repeater Society