FW: Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Announcement (ARECC Level 1)

Chris Kraack KE4OSY at aol.com
Tue Mar 9 03:51:57 PST 2010

Emergency Communications class for HAMs ..
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Subject: Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Announcement
(ARECC Level 1)
Hey Team,
Short notice, but this is a good class, and vital for emergency
communicators.  Please try to attend, if possible.  Last chance to take
the class, and then get reimbursed if you pass the test!  This one is
expensive, so I recommend taking it this time around.
Would love to hear you all on the CERT Net, Wednesday nights at 8:00
p.m. on the 147.105, too!
73 to all,
Life is short, so what are you waiting for?!
From: Keating Floyd <kc4hsi at arrl.net>
Date: Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Fwd: Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Announcement
To: RACES Officer <RACES at hillsborough.org>

The following email was sent by KC4HSI at the aresdb.ab2m.net
(http://aresdb.ab2m.net) web site.


Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Announcement

Hillsborough County ARES/RACES, in cooperation with Hillsborough
County Emergency Management, is proud to offer the American Radio
Relay League's "Level I -- Introduction to Amateur Radio Emergency
Communications Course (EC-001)" in a traditional classroom setting.

The only prerequisite for this Level I course is holding any level of
amateur radio license.

This course will be held on two Saturdays - the 20th of March and the
3rd of April 2010, at the Museum of Science and Industry, located at
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617. Class will start at on both
days at 9AM and continue until 5PM. On the 3rd of April, testing will
begin at 3:30PM.

Course topics included in the Level I course are Introduction to
Emergency Communications, Emergency Communication Organizations and
Systems, Message Handling, Emergency Activation, Alternative
Communication Methods, and Marine Communications, among others.

The instructors for this class have been drawn from Hillsborough
County ARES/RACES members who have been deployed in actual emergencies
to provide backup and auxiliary support for Emergency Management.

The registration fee for this Level I Amateur Radio Emergency
Communications Course (ARECC) is $45 per student for ARRL members and
$75 per student for non-ARRL members, cash (preferred) or check. These
fees will be refunded (at the ARRL member rate) for students who
successfully pass their ARECC Level I examination on the second day of
class (April 3rd).

The textbook for this course will be distributed to students at class
time and is included in the course registration fees listed above.

There is an optional class activity, to be held on the 27th of March.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is holding their annual MS Walk, and
Hillsborough County ARES/RACES will help provide emergency
communications during the event.  Details will be distributed during
the first class date.

Additional information about this course is available on-line at

The class size is limited - and you can sign up online! In order to
properly prepare materials and gauge class sizes, please send an email
to training at hcaresraces.org to reserve your seat in this class.  The
registration deadline is Monday, March 15th, 2010.

If you are unable to attend both sessions of the course, please let us
know about that as well - there is some scheduling flexibility for
this class.

Keating Floyd
RACES Officer
ARES Emergency Coordinator
Hillsborough County, Florida
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