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Oct 2014

BCEPN Net Report for October, 2014

From Mike Davis, K2MOL, BCEPN Net Manager:

Check ins: 65
Announcements: 10
Traffic: 4
Sessions: 4
Time: 185 mins

November Newsletter

November’s Newsletter is now out -- enjoy!

New Facebook Page

Check out the new Broward ARES/RACES Facebook Page and give us a Like!

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October Meeting Report

October’s meeting was a special treat! This month we met at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center, where we learned how the radio traffic that is passed during an actual disaster is routed through an emergency management software program to the appropriate agency. Following the meeting, attendees had a tour of the EOC and Mobile Command Vehicle.

Special thanks to Miguel Ascarrunz, Director of Broward County Emergency Management Division, and Jim Calcanes WB4JC, Broward EOC Staff, for speaking to us and giving us the tour!

See photos on the facebook post.

Simulated Emergency Test - Initial Report

Broward County ARES RACES members participated in the 2014 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 18th. Lots of contacts were made and some interesting simulated emergency traffic was passed. Thanks to all who participated!

See our Facebook post for some photos of our members operating at the EOC!

Meeting Location Change for October

Broward County ARES-RACES will hold their monthly meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center, 201 NW 84 Ave., Plantation, FL 33324. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm, however, we are asking that everyone arrive early so that we can get all participants signed in at the front desk.

We will be showing our radio operators how information received by the ham radio operators, such as a bridge out or trees blocking main roadways, is processed internally through an emergency management software program. After a brief meeting we will have a tour of the EOC and wrap it up with a tour of the Broward County Mobile Command Vehicle.

It should be a great meeting and we look forward to seeing everyone there. Talk in will be on the 146.910 repeater.