|The Comm Room
Here are some ideas for training, taken from the Prince George's County ARES-RACES Newsletter, summer/fall edition for 1993. Topics for training:
Seldom do state level radio communications exercises approximate "real world" communications.
In a recent meeting with volunteers it was apparent that we in government take it for granted that new staff, paid or volunteer, will not necessarily know the meaning of frequently used initials and acronyms. This list is not all inclusive and some of these are used only in California:
CA State OES began the Bulletins in the early 1950's to assist agencies and radio operators to become more familiar with RACES. They were issued periodically until 1985, at which time they began to be issued weekly over voice and digital radio systems of Amateur Radio and in print. Originally intended for California, increased demand, and a 1988 request by the ARRL for national distribution, led to their eventual worldwide distribution.
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