Archive for July, 2010

MS 150 Wild West Ride 2010 July 24th and 25th 2010

For us Amateur Radio operators, the BP 150 serves two purposes. First and foremost it is a fun time to get together and give back to the community. We always have a lot of fun with this event each year. Second, and also equally important, it is practice for an actual emergency situation where Amateur Radio operators would be called upon to provide emergency communications. For more information, visit the Event’s Website

Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to a good use for a wonderful cause. Helping with the BP 150 Bike Ride is where the true spirit of amateur radio is. Let’s keep active with public service events and keep amateur radio alive and useful!

Update: Thank you all for volunteering to assist with communications for this event. Hope to see you all at breakfast at Denny’s at I-40 and Ross, Saturday morning at 4:00 am. Otherwise, we will see you at the Amarillo College East Campus at 6:00 am. If you are driving a SAG vehicle, please remember to bring a cooler if you have one, and pick up some water, ice, fruit, etc. at the start line, for the riders. I want to thank everyone for helping with the MS BP 150.

Current Volunteer Assignments:

Position Call Sign Name
Day One RS 1 KE5ZRS James Lowe
RS 2 / SAG KC5HQY Daniel Blount
RS 3 N5YXN Carl Jeans
RS 4 / Sweep Assist W5RAW Raymond Winter
RS 5 W5PVI Neal Lowe
RS 6 KE5ZRS James Lowe
RS 7 / SAG N5ZLU Ronnie Kerr
RS 8 / SAG KE5ZRT & ZRU Chris & Terra Seright
RS 9 / Supply 1 KF5CBS Bill Brownlee
RS 10 KD5DYN Lee Arnold
RS 11 W5MJM Mike McGlynn
Day Two RS 1 KE5ZRS James Lowe
RS 2 KE5ZRT & ZRU Chris & Terra Seright
RS 3 KD5DYN Lee Arnold
RS 4 KE5ZRT & ZRU Chris & Terra Seright
RS 5 KE5ZRS James Lowe
SWEEPER Truck KE5WXN Matthew Artley
SUPPLY 2 KE5ZTZ Tony Ralf
 Lead SAG KF5CBT Matt Carter
Lead SAG KF5CBU Rodney Whitney
SAG   Terri Reininger
SAG   Matt & Mandy Koumalats
SAG   Wally Dean
SAG WD5FOI John Robinson
SAG KE5KUL Damon Massey
FLOAT / Comms Expert N5LTZ Chip Andrews
Net Control A / SAG KD5DYP Adair Winter
Net Control B / SAG KD5ROK Cory Elliott
Medical KD8IAH Jason Dennis
Tour Director KF5CBR April Brownlee
  Amarillo 444.200 pl 88.5
Pampa 444.400 pl 88.5
Miami 444.850 pl 88.5
  Canadian 443.750 pl 88.5
Talk Around 446.000
Talk Around 146.520


G-300 & G-400 Training in August 2010

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be conducting G-300 Intermediate ICS (20 hours) and G-400 Advanced ICS (12 hours) training in August 2010.  Registration for this training is through Preparing Texas (http://www.preparingtexas.org/) website.  Applicants for the training will need to create a user account on the Preparing Texas website and then register for the appropriate course(s) after the user account has been established.  All training will be conducted in the Amarillo/Potter/Randall EOC located at 808 S. Buchanan St.  Seating is limited; registration is on a first come, first serve basis. 

G-300 – ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents This course provide training on resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. Target Audience: State, county, local officials and volunteers who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents. G-300 Intermediate ICS:  August 10 & 11 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., August 12 – 8:00 a.m. to noon. G-300 Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700  

G-400 – ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff This one and a half day course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. Target Audience: State, county, local officials and volunteers who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents. G-400 Advanced ICS: August 12 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., August 13 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. G-400 Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, IS-800, G-300


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