2020 Florida Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference - Feb29/Mar1
Preliminary Program Information
(THIS WILL UPDATE PERIODICALLY)
OUR WEB SITE:
-- check back for housing and other information!!
--NO REGISTRATION FEE-- We'll take donations if you wish (our cost for texts is only $3)
Event Timing: Saturday Feb 29 (Leap Year) Registration 0800 -- Sessions end 1800
Sunday Mar 1: 1230 Meet Organize for Full Scale Exercise -- Expect to finish by 1830
GAINESVILLE FLORIDA -- Location being secured. Deployment exercise throughout Gainesville (suggest paper maps......the internet will be OUT)
TWO TRACKS --
BASIC (newcomer lectures and hands-on training for all things disaster / voice / digital)
LOCAL LEADER (learn how to grow your group and carry out full scale exercises for your own group)
Saturday Lunch Publix Sandwich Rings / $5 All other meals on your own.
All participants will receive a free Conference text, written by our Faculty. (donations will be accepted if you are feeling generous but we get these printed for only $3 each). Florida Baptist DR interested volunteers will get a special training book in addition.
Please register in ARRL ARES CONNECT for this event if you are in the ARRL Northern Florida Section to get ARES credit for attendance. Florida counties in the NFL Section are listed here:
ARES CONNECT: (two separate events...aren't computers great??)
If you are new to ARES Connect, please first register at the appropriate link:
West Central FL:
Come fully prepared for a 4-hour real deployment with VHF/UHF/HF voice/digital/power -- as prepared as you can for what our planners will throw at the deployment teams! [prepare for sun, heat, cold, rain...etc]
SPECIAL TRAINING/DEPLOYMENT FOR FLORIDA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF VOLUNTEERS -- COME EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT YET BADGED BY THIS FINE GROUP.
GET READY FOR EXCITEMENT! Come ready for the most jam-packed 4 hour deployment of your life!
Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteer or Possible Volunteer?
Call Sign (if any)
Organization (If Any), Position (if any)
What I Most Would Like to Get Out Of This Conference (short answer)
Your City, State
PICK YOUR PRIMARY TRACK PREFERRED (jumping back and forth OK)
BASIC Track -- basic hands-on and lectures to get you up to speed
Local Leadership Track -- to help grow your local group and get you doing full scale exercises
Sat Lunch -- Please bring Publix sandwich for me (various meats)
Yes -- $5 for lunch
No -- I'll bring my own lunch (there won't be time to really drive anywhere....)
I have already, or I promise I will, sign up on the ARES CONNECT for my area
I don't really know how or I ran into a problem and need help!
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