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Howard County, Maryland
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|County ARES/RACES Net - Tuesdays (except 4th Tuesday), 1900 hrs local, 147.135 CARA rptr (PL 156.7)
Next CARA Meeting: 23 September, 2014 -- Columbia Amateur Radio Association
Monthly Club Meetings (4th Tuesday of the month at 1930) - 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, 21046, Room 401
Monthly Board Meetings (3rd Thursday of the month at 1930) - HCFR Station 5, Clarksville
Monthly Breakfast (2nd Saturday of the month at 0900) - Frank's Diner RSVP
Howard County Community College Radio Club (USE Adobe READER)
|HoCoDigital - a digital resource for hams|
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Official ARRL MDC Website
Local MDC Website
MDC Emergency Response Plan
MDC ECs & ROs
MDD (Maryland, Delaware, DC) Traffic Net info
MEPN (Maryland Emergency Phone Net)
MSN (Maryland Slow Net)(CW Traffic Handling)
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
Next Drill: October 18th - Mobile RACES Comms Center
Contact Dave Prestel.
Howard County RACES Information: RO Dave Prestel, W8AJR
2014 RACES Drill Schedule
RACES Certification Course List
Local Frequencies Grid (.xls)
HCFR RACES Dispatch Forms
"Comprehensive Crisis Communications Planning For The Prepper" (.pdf)
(Article passed out at 4 FEB 2012 RACES Annual Meeting)
RACES INFO - County Fire Stations
On Friday, October 17th, at 2000, the MDC Section will hold its next regular section-wide Echolink net on the "WASH_DC" Node 6154 server, which is sponsored by John Creel (WB3GXW).
Everyone is welcome to check in.
A number of repeaters in the section are connected to Echolink, including the 147.225+ (PL 156.7) repeater in Calverton. Check your local repeater directory if you wish to check in via RF.
CARA/ARES Anticipated Public Service Events 2014
The former Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) series of three training courses has been reconfigured into two courses: An introductory course and a course for leaders and managers. Revised in 2011, this is an update of the former Level 1 course. It is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for hams who want to serve as a Public Service volunteer. It provides an opportunity for non-hams who rely on communications in emergency situations to learn about Amateur Radio and its unique role in emergencies.
The course is offered online using the Moodle learning platform. The Introduction to Emergency Communication course has six sections with 29 lesson topics and a 35 question final assessment. Participants should plan on completing the course in approximately 45 hours over a nine week period. This is a mentored course, in which you may work according to your own schedule. Cost is $50 for ARRL members and $85 for non-members.
For start dates, registration deadlines and more visit here on the ARRL Website.
Various Levels of Howard County RACES certification may be obtained by completing the appropriate courses listed in the table below.
Link to National Incident Management System Courses (NIMS)
On successful completion of a course, email a copy of your FEMA notification to Dan, N3LDC (threegees "at" verizon.net)
Course requirements are aligned with your "Resource Type". Resource Type requirements can me found on pages 13 & 14 of the RACES Manual (.doc)
EC Rich Firestone WR3F
AEC Dave Prestel W8AJR
AEC Jon Wilson KF3O
AEC Dan Wilt N3YQ
RO Dave Prestel W8AJR
Ass't RO Jon Wilson KF3O
Ass't RO Dan Wilt N3YQ
Ass't RO Rich Firestone WR3F
LGL Ken Wood N3RER
5 Oct - W. Friendship, MD
Columbia Amateur Radio Association
Howard Cty Fairgrounds