5. AUXCOMM Class

Last week we mentioned the 22nd OSU Met Club Severe Weather Symposium.  Note that a link to this info is now at the top of the National Weather Service Wilmington, Ohio home page. 
Another area event that happens annually is the Department of Homeland Security’s AUXCOMM course.  Taught by the DHS Office of Emergency Communications, AUXCOMM is three full days of concentrated amateur radio disaster training scheduled for the week prior to Hamvention 2018.   
Only thirty seats are available each year for this free class, held in the Beavercreek area, so don’t wait until the May 1st deadline to submit your application.  During the session I took some years ago, students came from as far away as Guam! 
The prerequisites for AUXCOMM include copies of recent training certificates for IS-100, 200, 700 and 800, as well as a copy of your valid ham license.  Further information is available at: http://hamvention.org/auxcomm .