9. EMCOMM at Hamvention

Greetings again from Clark County, Ohio celebrating 24 days without a tornado!

Well, it’s May and a young amateur’s fancy turns to thoughts of Hamvention.  If you are planning to attend, the very first thing to do is put together a shopping list.  Hamvention always features some of the lowest prices in the amateur radio world, so why pay full retail for the contents of your go kit!

Many organizations are bringing their communications vehicles and trailers to Xenia for the EMCOMM EXPO, so look them over for ideas to improve your own mobile ARES setups.

There are nearly half a dozen forums scheduled for EMCOMM related topics.  Friday features a presentation on Department of Homeland Security Shared Resources, or SHARES.  Another program on DHS EMCOMM training begins at noon.

On Saturday the Salvation Army discusses their SATERN ham program.

Sunday morning’s forums include one entitled Tornado Alert, about storm detection technologies.

I’m scheduled to spend much of Hamvention manning a booth in the tents.  Perhaps I’ll see you there.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV