All are welcome to attend the first general SOARA meeting of 2016 on Monday, January 25 at 7pm at the Norman P Murray center in Mission Viejo. This month’s speaker is Dave Elder KA6TBF, Chairman of TASMA. TASMA is a volunteer organization which manages the 2 meter Amateur Radio spectrum in Southern California. Testing will be at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
We are sorry for the short notice!
Dates: January 9 and January 16, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Place: Mission Viejo Community Center. Address and map will be available on website: http://orange-arrl.org
Course Cost: $15.00 for course and book.
Hope you can register soon… Don’t forget there’s pre-requisites for ICS-100b & ICS-700. Also not indicated in the below letter “bring your own sack lunch” both Saturdays as none is provided and no time to go out, we will have a working lunch.
UPDATE: To register email Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org before the course starts.
Please see the below for more information:
Emergency Communication Course EC-001
Introduction to Emergency Communications, course number EC–001, is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. The class is conducted in a classroom setting, The instructor is an ARRL qualified instructor that has given this course on multiple occasions since 2010. This course will be current with the latest information available.
The class given is a hybrid format which gives the instructor the opportunity to introduce information that is relevant to the local community. In the classroom, mentor/instructors will explain how the content of the course fits with the kinds of emergency responses you might be called upon to engage in your local community. A final exam is given at the end of the second session that requires a passing score of 80% or higher to receive a Certificate of Completion for the course. Test is optional.
The course is open to all amateur radio operators and those who work in disaster service areas and emergency communication organizations such as CERT, ACS, SKYWARN, SATERN, RACES, ARES, Red Cross and others.
Send a check or money order payable to Carl Gardenias books will be available in the class on January 9, 2016. You Must Be Registered For The Class in order to receive a book. We cannot guarantee book availability.
Send payment to: Carl Gardenias, 20902 Gardenias St., Perris, CA 92570
Test cost: $15.00 paid to the ARRL Field examiners at the time of the exam cash or check only. The test is not a requirement if you do not wish to have a certificate.
Instructor: Carl Gardenias, WU6D, is a certified instructor for this course by ARRL and has given the course numerous times since 2010. Also, he is the ARRL Orange Section Manager.
For further information: Please contact Cathy K6VC – email@example.com
Description. This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. The course has 6 sections with 29 lesson topics. It includes required student activities, a 35-question final assessment and is expected to take approximately 16 + (homework assignments) hours to complete.
The objective is for students to gain practical knowledge as well as hands-on experience, essential and crucial to being prepared for local activation.
The course material and related Student Activities have been gathered and produced by Emergency Communications experts all over the country. They’ve been developed in a generic format as a baseline for general widespread use. The classroom instructors will explain how the content of the course fits with the kinds of emergency responses you might be called upon to engage in your local community. The students will be familiarized with the emergency responders in their community, that will include practice activities, to teach the course content and be adapted to their local situation to make them as practical and relevant as possible. The objective is that students comprehend the lesson material and gain practical knowledge as well as hands-on experience, essential—and crucial—to being prepared for local activation.
Prerequisites. Before you begin the course you should have completed the following prerequisites. These courses provide a foundation for the content of this course. These are free mini-courses you can take online at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp.
Please note: When you, you take the test on November 21, 2015, you will be asked to provide a IS100.b & IS-700 dates that you took these online exams.
This course is a revision of our former Emergency Communications Basic/Level I, II, III course.
Section 1: The Framework: How You Fit In
Section 2: The Networks for Messages
Section 3: Message Handling
14and.15 Basic Message Handling/digital mode
Section 4: What Happens When Called
Section 5: Considerations
Section 6: Alternatives and Opportunities
SOARA is very sad to announce that we have lost one of our own, Dave Whitney, K6DBW. Dave passed away last Wednesday after suffering a stroke last Tuesday. He was a member of SOARA for several years and was a fixture at the meetings. He also manned a booth at each of the SOARA Fair events, showing the many QSL cards he collected from around the world. Dave operated both mobile and at home, with great results with just a G5RV at home. Dave’s interest in radio began at a young age and was a SWL (Short-Wave-Listener) back in the glory days of short wave before getting his ham radio license in 2006. Dave was always asking if I’d been on the radio recently and if I had bought a “real” antenna yet and was always enthusiastic about ham radio and was a always a pleasure to talk to. It was great hearing about his latest QSL card or hearing about which DX country he worked just a few minutes ago from the mobile. Dave achieved the following awards: DXCC, WAS, WAC and was working on WAZ and IOTA.
Dave will be missed by us all. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts are prayers. We have lost a true ham and a great friend.
K6DBW 73 de K6MSM & K6SOA
WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2015 TIME: 6:00pm - 9:30pm (Dinner at 7pm) WHERE: Antonucci's (Italian), 24190 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo CA 92691 COST: $35.00 at the door (space extremely limited) FLYER: Here
Time to clean out the HAM shack and pick up some new projects for the holidays. All are welcome to attend the next SOARA Fall Auction on Monday, November 16 at the Norman P Murray Center in Mission Viejo at 7pm. For more information on the SOARA live auctions, check here. A regularly scheduled FCC licensing examination will occur prior to the meeting at 6pm.