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A Message From
Hamvention® 2013 General Chairman Charles Kaiser, KD8JZR
It’s my belief that every amateur radio operator in the world probably dreams about making it to the Dayton Hamvention at least once in their lifetime. Possibly nowhere on earth can one experience first-hand the incredible diversity and worldwide reach of amateur radio as during this event. From the hundreds of exhibits featuring the latest equipment and technology, to booths sponsored by national and international organizations, the incredible variety of items brought to the extensive flea market, or just the chance to meet in person a friend first met on the air, it is truly an incredible event and offers something for everyone.
As the general chairman for Hamvention 2013, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer a special early invitation for you to attend this year’s event to be held May 17-19 2013, and assure you that many of the nearly 400 volunteers involved in supporting the annual gathering are already hard at to work to make this yet another outstanding event sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA.) And whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, I hope to see you there!
Charles - KD8JZR
Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications To Provide Training
In Conjunction With Hamvention® 2013
Registration is now CLOSED - The Course Is FULL - Thank You for Your Interest!! Students requesting to attend the DHS Auxiliary Communications Course must meet all pre-requisites and provide electronic/scanned images of required documents at the time of registration. To submit your registration request, send an e-mail to:
Your e-mail will need to include the following:
You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your request. If you do not receive confirmation, send a follow-up inquiry to the above e-mail address to check on the status. The e-mail response you receive will come from a different e-mail address from the one above.
Only those students on the pre-approved registration list will be able to attend the training. The session is limited to 50 students and the registration process will be closed when that number of qualified students is reached. Any questions may also be sent to the above e-mail address.
***It should be noted that the instructors conducting the course will also be giving a forum at Hamvention® 2013 regarding the use of trained amateur radio operators as backup communicators in an NIMS/ICS emergency operations environment.***
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will be on hand at Hamvention® 2013 to conduct their nationally recognized NIMS/ICS compliant Auxiliary Emergency Communications course. The course will be held prior to Hamvention®, 14-16 May 2013 in the Dayton area as part of Hamvention® 2013.
The OEC workshop is designed for auxiliary emergency communicators who volunteer to provide backup emergency radio communications support to public safety and emergency response professionals and their agencies. Typically includes amateur radio communicators from groups such as MARS, ARES, RACES, SATERN, etc. Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups have been providing back-up emergency communications to the public safety community for nearly a century. They are routinely used by event planners and emergency managers at all levels of government. On numerous occasions amateur radio services have been used reliably when other forms of communications have completely failed or have been severely disrupted. Today nearly all the States/territories have incorporated some level of participation by amateur radio auxiliary communication operators into their communications interoperability plans.
The course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, emergency operation center etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, certification and accreditation and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s basic knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.
Prerequisites for attendance include:
• Successful completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b
prior to the workshop (copies of certificates will need to be scanned and emailed
to the lead instructor no later than 14 days after registering. Details on this
will be forthcoming.)
• At least have a General class FCC license, active for the past three years or more (a copy of your license will be requested at the start of the class)
• Documented past experience in auxiliary emergency communications in an EOC type environment
• A desire to learn how to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICS environment
This will be an intensive three day course with including facilitated lectures and student exercises. This course provides scheduled time for interactive discussions and exercises. Normally this class is limited to 30 students, but for Hamvention this is being expanded to 60 attendees.
• The Communications Unit and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
• AEC Roles and Responsibilities
• Interoperable Communications
• Incident Communication
• Incident Radio Communications Plan
• Incident Communications Center
• Team Management and Accountability
• Intrastate and interstate radio networks
• Final exercise exam
One-Day Technician Class Amateur Radio License Course At Hamvention®
Full day course to get your Technician Class Amateur Radio License right at Hamvention®, the same day!
When: Saturday 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM; Exam 4:00-5:00 PM.
Where: In the Hallway behind the Main Arena. See the Inside Exhibits booth map.
This is a full day training class for the Technician Class Amateur Radio License. STUDENTS MUST PRE-ENROLL PRIOR TO CLASS. Upon enrollment, students will receive a course book, workbook and access to on-line pre-study materials. Everything will be taught in class, along with several exciting demonstrations of amateur radio. Exams will be conducted at the conclusion of class. This leaves time on Sunday to do some last minute radio shopping!
Go to http://www.hamclass.net/hamvclass.htm for course details and enrollment information.
Does your club or government organization have an emergency communications vehicle to display at Hamvention®?
Contact Gary Hollenbaugh (NJ8BB), Emcomm Unit Coordinator through this URL:
Want to see the balloon launch this year? Be sure to attend the balloon launch forum!
This year's balloon will carry a slow-scan video transmitter using Scotty-2 format on 144.360. Received video will be displayed in the Midwest VHF/UHF Society booth, SA-332 during the flight. Come watch!
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The Dayton D-STAR gateway will be linked to D-Extra X-Reflector XRF038C during Hamvention weekend. D-Plus REF038C will also be available for the weekend. Both compliments of the Northern Ohio Digital Interconnect Group (NODIG). Use 446.1000 Digital Code Squelch CSQL use #13 as a D-Star simplex frequency at Hamvention®.