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Author Topic: Public Service vs. EMCOMM  (Read 681 times)
W7STS
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« on: February 22, 2005, 10:34:39 PM »

I was wondering what the thoughts on this forum were towards the use of Public Service events to enhance the skills of our EMCOMM operators.  I see some reluctance to utilize public service events as a training device for EMCOMM operators.  My personal experience is that Public Service events provide an excellent medium for teaching proper net procedures, the utilization of FCC and tactical call signs, and the provides much needed exposure to the public.

Here in the Phoenix area, we support about 25 events annually, resulting in about 3500 charitable hours being donated.  

Is this comparable for other metropolitan areas?  

How valuable is this kind of exercise in preparation for a real EMCOMM activation?  

How well does the communications event planning compare to the functions of a EMCOMM net manager?

Appreciate your time.  


Rick Aldom - W7STS
Arizona Section Emergency Coordinator
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005, 08:33:51 AM »

Around here, Public Service is the domain
of Central Caroina Helping Hams and Emergency
Communications are the domain of ARES*/RACES.

There are some hams that do both and a lot that
do one or the other.

73 de Ronnie
OBS/OES NC Section ARES*/RACES Area 7

*ARES is a registered Service Mark
of the American Radio Relay League, Inc
and is used with permission.
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