2021 Year-End Summary
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2021 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 that participate in ARES/RACES.

Valid Technician class or higher Amateur Radio license

Length: 3 hours
Students should have:
  • 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 occurred during 2021
  • 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:

  • Packet Update
  • October Exercise and SET
  • October Exercise Packet Operations
  • Net Control Updates
  • Message Passing
  • BBS, Network Update
  • New FCC Station Evaluations
  • Volunteer Hours Reporting
  • 2022 Training
  • Credential Program
  • Q&A
Scheduling Info: http://www.scc-ares-races.org/activities
Course Materials:

Classroom Presentation (Revised: 11-Dec-2021):

Missing slides shown during the class are included in below files.

Recording of Zoom presentation: Link to recording
Passcode: cmrHN0=a

Time references:

  • 0:00:00 Packet Update
  • 0:48:30 October Exercise and SET
  • 1:05:50 October Exercise Packet Operations
  • 1:16:40 Net Control Updates
  • 1:18:50 Message Passing
  • 1:30:40 BBS, Network Update
  • 1:39:40 New FCC Station Evaluations
  • 2:16:40 Volunteer Hours Reporting
  • 2:22:45 Credential Program
  • 2:30:10 2022 Training
  • 2:34:20 Q&A


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