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2012 Year-End Summary

Review of Changes and Updates to Core Classes

Course Description and Materials


Overview: This class will cover core course materials that have been updated, newly released, or not previously discussed, in the previous 12 months.
Intended Audience: Any new or experienced hams or MACs that took any of the core courses presented in 2012 timeframe.

Valid Technician class or higher Amateur Radio license

Course:  Any of the core courses listed at

Length: 3 hours
Students should bring:
  • Copy of course materials (see below)
  • Pen/pencil and pad of paper
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Packet Network
    • Describe the BBS all sign changes that occured this year
    • Describe the site improvements that were completed this year
    • Describe the function of the new BBS network gateway
    • Properly address packet messages for all destinations
  • Net Control
    • Perform proper net hand-off procedure
    • Be aware of new 3-class format
  • AlertSCC
    • Sign up for AlertSCC notifications
  • Message Passing
    • Use the proper prowords for passing message content
    • Properly transmit an ICS-213 Message Form
    • Properly transmit informal messages
    • Properly deal with message passing problems
  • Staffing Policies
    • Understand the new staffing policies when working with the Red Cross or other NGOs
  • Resource Net
    • Understand the meaning of each of the three Resource Net levels
  • Activation Process
    • Understand the proper procedure for activations
Topics Covered:

The course agenda includes:

  • Packet Operations Update
  • Net Control Update
  • AlertSCC - RACES
  • Message Passing
  • Message Forms: formal & informal
  • Message Passing Problem Solving
  • New Staffing Policies for Red Cross or other NGOs
  • Review of Resource Net Levels
  • Review of Activation Process
Scheduling Info:
Class Materials:

The course materials are currently being developed. Check back a day or two before class to download your copy.

Additional materials to print out and bring with you:


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