ARRL East Bay Section


Posted by af6aq on July 30th, 2009

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Herbert Cole, AI6AT, as East Bay SEC.

Herbert Cole most recently served as the Emergency Coordinator – Training, for the Contra Costa County ARES / RACES program, and is a Lead Instructor and Incident Commander for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District CERT program. He has a B.A. from California State University Bakersfield, an Emergency Management Certificate from Western Washingtion University, and is currently working toward completion of the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential. He has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the International Association of Emergency Managers to present at this years National Conference on Community Preparedness. The conference will be held in Washington D.C. and Herbert will be speaking on the topic of “Integrating ARES into CERT During Disaster Operations.”

First licensed in 2005, Herbert came to Amateur Radio with the single minded purpose of Emergency Communications. He has since upgraded to Amateur Extra and is interested in all aspects of Amateur Radio, especially QRP (CW and Phone) and AmSat from remote locations. His current mode of choice is CW and he can be found most nights hanging around 7.114 on 40 meters.

I am excited about having such a well qualified and committed member as part of my team. All emergency communication related reports can now be
sent to Herbert with copies to me. As always, you can contact me directly with any questions or concerns.

Please welcome Herbert and offer him your complete cooperation and assistance in his new post.

Jim Latham
Section Manager
East Bay
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