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South Carolina Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team
COULD YOU COMMUNICATE DURING A CRISIS?
HAM RADIO OPERATOR TECHNICIAN TRAINING AND TESTING IN BAMBERG, SC
WHO: Anyone with an interest in becoming a licensed HAM RADIO Operator.
Clemson Extension Building, 847 Calhoun Street, Bamberg SC 29003
TECHNICIAN LICENSE TRAINING:
September 26, 2015 (SATURDAY) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS AND DRINKS. THERE WILL BE A LUNCH BREAK WITH RESTAURANTS CLOSE BY. There is a refrigerator you can put your lunch in if you want.
TECHNICIAN (ENTRY LEVEL LICENSE) REVIEW AND TESTING
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 (SUNDAY)
– REVIEW FROM 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
– TESTING STARTS AT 2:00 PM
TRAINING AND REVIEW IS FREE AND ATTENDANCE IS OPTIONAL.
TEST IS A 35 QUESTION MULTIPLE CHOICE FORMAT. YOU MUST GET 26 CORRECT TO PASS.
For Persons Taking The Test For The First Time, We Will Need:
1) Two forms of ID, one a Photo ID, the other can be anything with your name and current address.
2) We will need your Social Security Number, unless you have had a Federal Communications Commission Registration Number (FRN) issued to you for another radio service, then we will need your FRN.
3) Testing fee: $10ºº – Cash Preferred- Exact Amount, Please.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE NOTIFY >> BRITTANY BARNWELL barnwellbm@BAMBERGCOUNTY.SC.GOV
SUGGESTED STUDY GUIDE:
GORDON WEST, TECHNICIAN CLASS 2014-2018 FCC ELEMENT 2 RADIO LICENSE PREPARATION GUIDE (8TH EDITION) can be ordered at AMAZON.COM $19.62 (prime)
Study the Gordon West book BEFORE coming to class. And if you have time before class you can take practice tests on the internet for free at>
http://hamexam.org/ You want to study Element 2: Technician
QUESTIONS – KENT HUFFORD, KQ4KK@ARRL.NET
Status: All repeaters are operational and available for linking during the week. The Caesars Head VHF 145.13 – pl 123 repeater is operating stand alone until the microwave link between Paris Mt. and Caesars Head is installed. Edgefield VHF 146.85- pl 123 repeater is operating stand alone until the link interface is installed.
Training – Interoperability – http://interoperability.sc.gov get a better understanding of Interoperability, Public Safety Radio, 911 Dispatching, and AUXCOM. These five to ten minute courses are free. The courses were done with a grant from Homeland Security and produced by SC ETV.
Good video on Ham Radio, 25 minutes – http://youtu.be/ivUMIADFSDw
Good review of Emergency Awarness – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENtQz5va_oE
Join the VHF – UHF Statewide South Carolina ARES Net at 8PM Sunday Night. All amateurs are welcome to check into the net. To allow time for announcements, check-ins and training topic please check in using – Call Sign, Name, Location, and if you have Announcements or Traffic
For additional information on SC ARES go to www.ares-sc.org
www.scserv.gov check out the web site and register as a volunteer . As a licensed amateur radio operator your profession is listed as amateur radio. Thanks for taking the time to register.
Remember to continue to review of Bart’s Basics from N3GQ, Senior Emergency and Continuity Manager, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC. Ten Tips to Make You a Better Communicator.
Reminder: Is your generator fueled and ready to run? Does the 12v backup battery in the shack still have acid in it? Are the batteries charged for your handheld radio? Do you have a lighter plug for the handheld with dead batteries? Or do you have a AA pack with fresh AA batteries to use ?
ICS 100. The course is available at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp This is the introduction to the Incident Command System. To be fully trained take ICS 100 and 700 then 200 and 800 on line. ICS 300 and ICS 400 are taught in a classroom setting as is Communications Leadership. Brian Fletcher with MUSC is now certified to teach ICS 300, 400 and ComL. Send requests for class information to Charlie Miller, AE4UX (email@example.com) Remember, we respond to an emergency only as well as we have been trained. Part of the training is to know how the system works.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to check into the net!!! 73, John, W3KH, Net Manager
Join the SC Regional Skywarn Net on every Tuesday night, 9 PM.The net orginates from Charleston and is sponsored by the National Weather Service in Charleston. Keep your go kit packed. Hurricane season is here.