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2019 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 participate in ARES/RACES.

Valid Technician class or higher Amateur Radio license

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 2019
  • Better understand key concepts that are reinforced
  • Be aware of 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:

  • Cupertino PSPS Deployment
  • Countwide Communications Exercise
    • Lessons Learned
    • Public Service Event Paper Trail
  • Training Update
    • Cross-band, Intermod, Net Contro, Pop-up Practice
  • Message Passing
  • Packet Update
  • Network Update
  • DSW Volunteer Program
  • Credentialing Program Update
  • Recognition
Scheduling Info:
Course Materials:

Classroom Presentation (Revised: 14-Dec-2019):


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