Apr 13, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: cmsadmin

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Welcome to Communications Academy!

Our 19th Annual Communications Academy is being held on: April 22nd & 23rd, 2017


Do you have a portable rig set up to operate without AC power like for Field Day or Emergency Communi cations? The Communications Academy will have an area set aside for anyone that wants to show their wares and explain how and why they set their equipment up to any and all viewers.

Kits can set up for the weekend in Brockey Room 140, which is a secure room, and then brought out to the main room on Sunday for lunchtime Show-n-Tell.

Showing will be near the main stage in Brockey Hall at Lunch time on Sunday April 23rd only.

If you have a “Go Kit” you would like to show off, Email Ron Zuber @

(No prizes but you will get a lot of compliments and maybe excite someone to make their own kit!)


The theme for this year's Academy is:

"Public Safety/Public Service: Supporting Our Communities with Emergency Communications,"

Communications Academy is two days of training and information on various aspects of emergency communications. Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES©); Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS); EOC Support Teams; Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), Civil Air Patrol, Coast Guard Auxiliary, REACT, CERT and anyone interested in emergency communications should attend. Learn, network, and share your experiences with others.



We have a New Comm Van to show off this Year!

The Washington National Guard’s Military Civil Interopererability Vehicle

(Click the Picture above for more info on it!)

* Also click here to see some of the other Communications Vans *

we have had attend over the years *


The 19th annual Communications Academy is again being held at:

South Seattle College 6000 16th Avenue S.W. - Seattle, WA 98106-1499

Click here for General Directions and map to South Seattle College

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The Communications Academy is open to anyone with an interest in emergency communications, volunteer or professional. The presentations are designed to promote the development of knowledgeable, skilled emergency communicators who will support their local communities during a disaster or emergency response.

* Click Here if you would like to make a Financial Donation. *


Congratulations! to the winners of our 2016 drawing:  Rob Allen - KG7JWD [Pierce Co ARES] and Robert Welsh [Mercer Island CERT] - Both have won free registration for this year's Academy!

To enter for this year's drawing, simply complete the survey that we will send to all Academy participants via email after the 2017 Comm Academy.  Your input will help us to improve the Academy.  Thanks!


Thank You to all who continue to make this event a big success!

Comm Academy 2017's Mission # is 17-T-013.

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