Fall News and Activities

ACS/MST December Meeting and End-of-Year Celebration Lunch – Saturday December 8th, 2018 at the Discovery Park Education Center 1100 – 1330.  Please join us to celebrate a successful year of team building and service to our community.  We will be joined by Barb Graff, the Director of the Seattle Office Emergency Management and we have invited Andy Ruschak, KK7TR who works as a Wireless Technology Consultant to speak with us about  LTE technology from the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Perspective and looking to the future.

Hope to see everyone one there – Seattle ACS/MST Leadership Teams

 

ACS – September Meeting and Training – Saturday 9-15-2018

ACS will kick-off its 2018-19 Meeting and Training program on Saturday September 15, 2018 at South Seattle College in Olympic Hall Room 101.  Coffee at 8:30 AM, the meeting begins at 9:00 AM.  The primary focus of our meeting will be to:  1. Recap the public service events and activations of the summer, reviewing what we learned, 2. Hear updates and plans for our current and future projects and 3. Learn about the implementation of the new ACS G-Suite system and the related improvements to document management, messaging and web services.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

Up-coming Trainings, Meetings and Exercises

Winlink Training March 17th  This training will be Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM and running until approximately 12 PM, coffee at 8:30. Location: South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, room 101 (where ACS normally meets)  This is intended to be hands-on training with as much one-on-one help as possible.

If you are coming for help, you need to do the following:

  1. Bring your radio, laptop, and whatever other equipment that is meant to be part of your Winlink setup to the class, ready to use. This is hands on, not lecture.
  2. Before you come, go to the following new link: Winlink – E-Mail Over Radio Operations a course developed by Scott Currie for the City of Auburn also see his two presentations from last year’s Comm Academy   Winlink Presentation 1 and Winlink Presentation 2

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on March 17th, and welcome PSRG members and others not involved with ACS to participate.

Other Winlink Training Opportunities  

  1. Every Monday during our Monday Night ACS net you can go to North Seattle College to our radio room, and get help with Winlink. Dave Wilma davidwilma@comcast.net is the contact for getting to the radio room and coordinates the training.
  2. Additionally, we can offer one-on-one remote control help through an audio/video chat room where you can share your screen so we can see it, and do a lot to get you going that way. The challenge is finding the right person to help and matching them up with you and finding a time that works for both people. This is a powerful tool for us to use. Please email acs-leadership@seattleacs.org if you would like to try and schedule one of these sessions. Include days and times you are available.

ACS March Meeting and Training

The next ACS meeting and training will be held March 24th 2018, 9 AM until 12 PM coffee at 8:30 at South Seattle College in Olympic Hall, Room 100. There will be updates on current projects and work program items, a presentation on the HF SHARES radio system, other training topics and information about the coming exercises.

ACS Scheduled Field Exercises

The March – 5th Saturday drill  This will be a fun field exercise designed to mobilize our ACS sectors and practice field work.  The EOC will activate and communicate with the sectors and other jurisdictions – more information to follow.

April 28th Field Exercise – this drill will focus on practicing emergency communications with our community partners, the Hubs and other teams.  We will be using voice and digital modes of communications –  more information to follow.