Seattle ACS in conjunction with Oregon ACES, will be presenting the two day Basic ACES course on February 18 and 19 at South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, Room 100.
This is an excellent basic emergency communicator course for amateur radio operators, and Seattle ACS has decided to make this a mandatory class for new ACS members. We are qualifying a number of people as instructors in this course, and will be offering it once or twice a year going forward to ensure all ACS members have an opportunity to take the class.
For further information, and to register for the class, please visit www.oregonaces.org
KUOW 94.9 interviewed several ACS members leading up to the Cascadia Rising exercise. The feature came out today, and here’s a link: http://kuow.org/post/ham-radio-operators-could-be-superheroes-when-earthquake-hits.
At this morning’s ACS meeting, it was noted that there is a new version of the National Interoperability Field Operating Guide, otherwise known as the NIFOG. We should note that the NIFOG is not oriented to the amateur radio operator, but there is a great deal of very good information in the NIFOG, and it is nice to have it available as a reference. Just don’t program up all the NIFOG frequencies in your ham radio – that’s a no-no. Here are two links for the NIFOG. The first is to the publicsafetytools web site (where a great deal of information can be found). The second is to a copy of just the NIFOG on our own web space.
BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE
Not FOGgy enough yet? There is also the Auxiliary Communicators Field Operating Guide, or AUXFOG, which is specifically oriented to the Amateur Radio Operator. Same story as above – two links. First is to publicsafetytools, and second is a local copy of the AUXFOG on our web space.