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2018 Year-End Summary

Updates and Key Concepts of Core Classes and Procedures

Course Description and Materials


Overview: This class will cover core course materials and operating procedures that have been updated, newly released, or not previously discussed, in the previous 12 months and provide a preview of things to come.
Intended Audience: Any new or experienced hams or MACs that missed any of the core courses presented in 2018 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:

  • Understand the changes to training classes and operations procedures that occured during 2017
  • Review and reinforce understanding of key concepts
  • Learn about additional changes that are coming soon

Note: this course is NOT a substitute for and does not replace the need to attend the core courses.

Topics Covered:

The course agenda includes:

  • Training
  • Field Operations
  • Message Passing
  • Net Control and Procedures
  • Packet Operations
  • Countywide Drill Recap
  • Data Network Update
  • Amateur Radio for Emergency Managers
Scheduling Info:
Course Materials:

Classroom Presentation (Revised: 05-Dec-2018):


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