Posted by ks6m on 15th August 2012
Amateur Radio operators and others who are studying the ARRL’s Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (EC-001) will have an opportunity to take the course’s examination and earn the ARRL completion certificate at PACIFICON 2012 in October.
ARRL Field Examiners have scheduled an EC-001 final exam session to begin at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 14, 2012. It will be held at PACIFICON 2012 (http://pacificon NULL.org/), the ARRL Pacific Division and ARRL National Convention, at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054. This session is listed on the ARRL Web site (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/ceps/ec-001-73). The exam fee is $15. The exam consists of 35 multiple-choice questions, and a passing score is 80% or better.
EC-001 is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. One need not be a licensed Amateur Radio operator to sit for the exam or earn the completion certificate. Candidates for this exam will have studied the course materials on line, in a local Field Class session, or by studying the course transcript, The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course, 4th Edition.
Candidates must complete and obtain certificates for two free online FEMA EMI Independent Study courses before beginning their EC-001 course studies. Those courses are IS-100, “Introduction to Incident Command System”, and IS-700, “National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction”. At the EC-001 exam, each candidate must provide the dates shown on his or her completion certificates for IS-100 and IS-700.
EC-001 and its prerequisites, IS-100 and IS-700, are among the course training requirements to qualify for Full Member status in the ARRL East Bay Section ARES® program.
More information about the EC-001 course and exam is available.
Walk-ins will be welcomed at this exam session, but if you plan to attend we would appreciate an advance email message to one of us so we can plan for you. See the Contact page for contact information.
David A. Haycock KI6AWR
Assistant Section Manager, Education and Training, ARRL East Bay Section
John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section
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Posted by k6jeb on 15th October 2010
We streamed some of the Friday Antenna Forums right here live via the Internet. We have some of the talks archived right here:
http://www.ustream.tv/user/k6jeb/videos (http://www NULL.ustream NULL.tv/user/k6jeb/videos)
If you have video or photos from Pacificon that you would like to share or would like to be part of the live streaming effort for Pacificon 2011, please contact Jack, K6JEB (http://www NULL.k6jeb NULL.com/contact/).
Note these were shot with a webcam so the video and audio quality is far from optimal.
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Posted by af6aq on 3rd August 2010
The American Radio Relay League Pacific Division & the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club Presents:
PACIFICON 2010 Is Coming Soon!
Ham Radio Convention Returns to the San Francisco Bay Area
October 15-17, 2010, San Ramon Marriott Hotel
San Ramon, California
For Events, Latest Updates and Ticket Sales go to:
www.PACIFICON.org (http://www NULL.pacificon NULL.org/)
Call the Marriott Hotel Reservations Desk at 1-800-228-9290
Before October 1, 2010, to ask for the special Pacificon rate of $90/night.
PACIFICON 2010 Events Include:
** Friday All-Day Antenna Seminar ** Friday Legal Seminar ** Friday Evening Open MDARC Meeting
** Saturday Keynote Breakfast & Evening Banquet ** Outstanding Technical Forums ** Ham Equipment Exhibitors
** Great Swap Meet ** Daily Radio Prize Drawings ** ARRL Forum ** Transmitter Hunt ** ATV Activities
** HFpack Activities ** Ham License Exams ** Saturday All-Day Technician License Class ** Boy Scout JOTA
We encourage you to share this email with others who you think might be interested
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Posted by af6aq on 20th February 2009
PACIFICON 2009, the Pacific Division Convention, will be held at EMCOMM WEST 2009, May 1-3, 2009 at Circus Circus Hotel, Reno, Nevada. For more information, see http://pacificon.org/ (http://pacificon NULL.org/) or http://www.emcommwest.org/ (http://www NULL.emcommwest NULL.org/).
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Posted by k6jeb on 12th April 2008
On KQED (http://www NULL.kqed NULL.org/)’s recent episode of QUEST (http://www NULL.kqed NULL.org/quest/), SETI: The New Search for ET (http://www NULL.kqed NULL.org/quest/television/view/775), featured Jill Tarter (http://www NULL.seti NULL.org/about-us/people/staff/tarter-jill NULL.php), this year’s PACIFICON (http://www NULL.pacificon NULL.org/) Banquet Speaker. Check out the video:
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