15. Hamvention 2017 Friday Forums

Last Wednesday I threatened to report on Hamvention forums relevant to ARES tonight, so here we go with three for Friday, May 19th.  When you arrive at Hamvention, check the published program for changes to this list.

Friday, at 9:15 AM in Room 2 Ross Merlin, the US Department of Homeland Security’s SHARES Program Manager will present the SHARES, or SHAred RESources, Forum on interoperability and backup communications among Federal agencies.

At 10:30 AM, following the SHARES forum in Room 2, Paul English, Army Military Auxiliary Radio System Program Manager, will moderate the MARS Forum along with Dave Stapchuk, Chief of Air Force MARS.  The will discuss how MARS presently supports the US Department of Defense missions.

At 1:15 PM in Forum Room 1, John Peterson with the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications will host a Homeland Security Forum, including updates to Incident Command System Communications Unit training.

Next Wednesday we’ll do three more for Saturday and Sunday.