New RF exposure rule are coming

Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become Effective on May 3

Steven Bouck (kd0sb) has done the “leg” work and sent me these links to help Hams understand what this is all about.

Lengthy explanation:
http://www.arrl.org/news/updated-radio-frequency-exposure-rules-become-effective-on-may-3

Concise explanation with plenty of links:
http://www.arrl.org/rf-exposure

Article with simple list for bands and power limits for exemptions:
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/RFsafetyCommittee/28RFSafety.pdf

Very easy to use calculator:
http://hintlink.com/power_density.htm

UPCOMING TRAINING!

April 21 radio training to be held at the Camden County Emergency Management Office at 12 VFW Drive, Camdenton at 7 pm. 

Featured will be HF radio orientation, question and answer session and operating session.  One of the goals is for each attendee to make two contacts, likely on the 40 meter band.  Please bring a notebook to log your contacts.   This session will be conducted by Fred Groce, KØFG, and Ernie Venus, WØLTC.  

Hope to see everyone there!

FREE Commo Training

About Comm Academy

Comm Academy 2021 is a free, virtual training conference for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications technologies and practices. Taking place April 10th and 11th, 2021, Comm Academy will be organized around the theme “Disasters Here, There and Everywhere – Are We Ready?”

As it has in all of its 22+ previous iterations, the conference will feature expert speakers on a wide variety of topics, from radio and messaging technologies to communications techniques to tales from the “trenches.”

More than just a collection of online presentations, Comm Academy 2021 will be an interactive event, with participants able to converse with presenters and other attendees.

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Please register for the event using the below Eventbrite form, or directly from the Eventbrite page at the following URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comm-academy-2021-registration-128723057129?ref=elink

 

A New Year . . . A New Beginning

I hope all have enjoyed a happy beginning to 2021. Some of have had a couple setbacks but it’ll get better.

From what I have heard the Emergency exercise held on the 30th of January had some hiccups but that is why we have “practices”.  Thanks to Ernie Venis (WØLTC, whom I believe is the ARES local representative) for allowing me to post information here on the website. I look forward to posting more information about other programs being held by ARES. Oh, BTW ARES, for those of you who may not know, stands for Amateur Radio Emergency Services. If you would like more information on what ARES is and does check out ARRL by clicking HERE.

Would like to give a big welcome to the new members
Ralli Mottar – W9TPA
Judy Mottar – KC9YUH

Okay, Don’t forget the upcoming meeting on Wednesday February 10th AND our emergency net at 10:00 AM that same day on repeater 146.730 (127.3) and at about 10:10 AM on the 146.955 repeater.

Also the Eat’n Meet’n location has be updated.

That’s about all folks . . .