Archive for August, 2011

Field Classes and Exams for Introduction to Emergency Communication Ready to Launch

EC-001 Updates:

The infrastructure to re-launch field instruction in ARRL’s Emergency Communications training program is now in place.

The printed course transcript is now available in the ARRL store:

Field exams for the new course have been developed and are available from the ARRL Continuing Education Program office. You can review requirements for registering as a Field Examiner and find the information you’ll need to perform those responsibilities, including instructions for ordering exams, at:

You can find authorized ARRL Field Instructors and Field Examiners by conducting a search of our database at: and

We’ve also just launched a new searchable database for Field Instructors and Field Examiners to register their classes and/or exam sessions on our website


EC-001 Field Instructors Needed

Field Instructors are volunteers who commit their time and expertise to offer classroom instruction of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course. Volunteer instructors may now conduct classroom instruction covering the material in the new Introduction to Emergency Communication course.

Field Instructors must be registered with the ARRL Continuing Education Program and must meet certain requirements:

  • Completion of EC-001 (old or new version)
  • Completion of FEMA IS-100, 200, 700 and 800
  • Must be 18 years of age with Technician or higher license
  • ARRL member
  • Recommendation of Section Manager

If you are interested in serving as an ARRL Field Instructor for EC-001 you may submit an application here.

Special Event Station K5B – Plano Balloon Festival September 16-18, 2011

Plano Texas is celebrating the 31st annual Plano Ballon Festival. Members of the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) and area amateur radio operators will be QRV as K5B during the festival.

Frequencies + or – QRM will be 7.255, 14.255, 21.355 and on the club repeater WD5ERD 147.180 + PL 107.2 and via EchoLink at K5PRK. QSL with SASE to K5PRK.

More information will be available at the club website at

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