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2018

Our 2018 Communications Academy theme was:

"DON'T PANIC!, Be Prepared to Respond to Communications Emergencies."

This is the video that was displayed before the morning introductions on both days.
A shining example of why we do what we do:
(courtesy of MSNBC and NBC LeftField)

MSNBC "Left Field!" Hawaii Missile False Alarm Video:
Ham Radios: The Last Line of Communications in a Disaster


 

Saturday, 4/14

Session #1: Keynote: Disaster Response and Emergency Communications - Robert Ezelle 
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #2: Communications in Catastrophe - A View from Hurricane Harvey - Sarah Miller
PDF - Not Available at this time
PPT - Not Available at this time

Session #3: Antennas Demystified - Scott Honaker
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #4: HamWan - What, Why, and How? - Kenny Richards
PDF - Yes
PPT - NO - Available in PDF format only

Session #5: Radio Basics: How to Choose Your First Radio - Carl Leon
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #6: Radio Lab: Using Globalstar for Data - Ron Wright
PDF - Not available at this time
PPT - Not available at this time

Session #7: Understanding Communication Failures - Tom Cox 
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #8: Grounding & Bonding for the Little Pistol & Medium Gun - Ward Silver
PDF - Yes
PPT - NO - Available in PDF format only

Session #9: Winlink Express Installation and Configuration Overview - Part 1 of 2 - Scott Currie
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #10: Open Forum: Radio Topics - Scott Honaker/Frank McJunkins/Carlos Smith
PDF - None available-open forum
PPT - None available-open forum

Session #11: Radio Basics: I have my Radio: Now How Do I Turn it On? - Joel Ware/Bill Thomassen
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #12: ARES Advances into the 21st Century - Dale Williams
PDF - Not available at this time
PPT - Not available at this time

Session #13: Radio Lab: Winlink Express Installation and Configuration Workshop - Part 2 of 2 - Scott Currie
PDF - Yes
PPT - No - Available in PDF format only

Session #14: Contesting: Training for Public Service Radio Fitness - Ward Silver
PDF - Yes
PPT - No - Available in PDF format only

Session #15: Radio Basics: Radio Safety for Beginners - Jon Newstrom
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

 

Sunday, 4/15

Session #17 Keynote: So Long, and Thanks for All the Qs - Ward Silver
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #18: Force of Fifty: Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico - Dave Wilma
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #19: Basic Networking for the Radio Amateur - Scott Honaker
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #20: FirstNet is Deployed! What's Next for Amateur Radio Comms - Bill Schrier
PDF - Not available at this time
PPT - Not available at this time

Session #21: Don't Panic - There's a Form for That! - Jan Bromberg
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #22: Radio Basics: But I am Afraid to Talk into the Microphone - Alan Jones
PDF - Yes
PPT - Only available in PDF format

Session #23: Emergency Comms from the BC Front Line - Merrick Grieder
PDF - Not available at this time
PPT - Not available at this time

Session #24: Capabilities of the 10th Homeland Response Force - Travis Wise
PDF - Yes
PPT - Only available in PDF format
PDF - Yes
PPT - Only available in PDF format

 

Session #25: Winlink Hybrid Radio Email Network on HF SHARES - Joseph Cirone
PDF - Yes
PPT - Only available in PDF format

Session #26: Impedance 101 - Ward Silver
PDF - Yes
PPT - Only available in PDF format

Session #27: Radio Basics: This is Fun – What’s Next? - Don Marshall
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #28: It's Time to Panic! - Tom Cox
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #29: Comm. Lessons Learned from 2017 Wildland Fires - Jason Berman
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #30: "Radio Lab: Troubleshooting with a Multi-meter - Scott Honaker
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

Session #31: Radio basics: Where Do I Go from Here? Carl Leon
PDF - Yes
PPT - Yes

 

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