Central Illinois Emergency Communications Summit Announced

An agenda for the Central Illinois Emergency Communications Summit is now available. The Summit will be held in Springfield, IL on Saturday, March 25 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Information about the sessions and panelists are included in the agenda. If you have questions about this event please email w9dsr@arrl.net.

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AUXCOMM Course Offered

An Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) course will be held on February 25 - 26 at the Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. This course is designed for auxiliary communicators who volunteer to provide backup emergency communications support to "public safety" agencies. This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, the relationship between the COML and AUXC volunteers, emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, and emergency communications deployment. The course is intended to supplement and standardize a volunteer operator’s experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety…

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