Slide Decks from the Summit are available

A set of three slide decks from the recent Central Illinois Emergency Communications Summit are now available. The Summit was held March 25 in Springfield. The three decks cover the Summit introduction and overview, uses of Winlink in emergency communications, and an overview of Radiograms. The Summit Overview deck can be found here. The Winlink deck is here. The Radiogram link is located here.

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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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