Radio Hobby Monitoring Discussion Net
Net Control Station - KB1PKI
146.94 repeater (PL 127.3)
7:15 p.m. (1915 hrs local) until 7:45 p.m. (1945 hrs local)
Held every Thursday. This is a good opportunity to get answers to enhance your radio scanner monitoring activities in the 30 to 1500 mhz. (Included is this range are public safety, local/state government, aircraft, railroad, public utilities, and other radio systems.) Monitoring provides the ability to have situational awareness as an emergency event occurs so that you can take appropriate action.
The discussion group primarily focuses on frequencies/radio systems in the Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire, Western Worcester Counties, as well as the border areas of Connecticut.
When: Friday, May 17th
Time: 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM)
Location: Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, 506 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA
Guest Speaker: Robert Hassett, KB1IVG, MTARA member, Director of the Springfield Office of Emergency Preparedness & Project Officer for the Springfield Metropolitan Medical Response System
Robert's presentation will focus on how the June 1, 2011 tornado impacted the Springfield community, touch on how we in the amateur community did in our role as communicators and weather spotters, and how we can prepare for any future disasters/incidents of great magnitude. Hear first hand from a professional in the emergency preparedness/response community, who is also a ham, about best practices on the part of the amateur radio community during an emergency.
This promises to be a very interesting and helpful session for all those who are interested in emergency preparedness and emergency communications.
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