Announcements

Invitation to Become a Member

Clark County ARES/RACES is a group of licensed ham radio operators who have volunteered to provide emergency and disaster communications support to our community.  Members develop and maintain emergency communications skills via ongoing training and regular participation in drills and exercises.  More information can be found at this link.


The “Early Net”

Each Tuesday at 6:45 PM, Clark County ARES/RACES conducts practice of our capabilities to operate on bands and modes which are different than the typical 2m/70cm ones we usually use.  The upcoming rotation is as follows:

•  2 March:

70 centimeter band

CLRK 30     [DSTAR]

•  9 March:

6 meter band

CLRK 39


February 3, 2021 – The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) releases their 2020 Annual Report.


December 22, 2020 – FEMA releases the 2020 National Preparedness Report.


Did you miss a virtual meeting?  Click here to access our meetings playlist on YouTube.


Notice:  Until COVID-19 meeting restrictions are lifted, all General Meetings will be virtual
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March 15, 2021 – General Membership Meeting

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Deployment

Meeting program:

• Core skills training – Taking Winlink Portable Into the Field

Presented by Team 3:

Bernd / KB7AK

Overview:

When you are not at a fixed station (home or a served agency), are you prepared to operate Winlink from a temporary location?  For example, could you use Winlink with a laptop, a small TNC, and your handheld radio?  This presentation will give you some practical tips for setting up a portable Winlink station.

• Advanced skills topic – Communications Impacts of Human-Caused Incidents

Presented by our guest:

Bruce Richter, Region 10 Coordinator, Emergency Communications Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Overview:

Communications emergencies aren't always caused by natural disasters, sometimes people are involved.  After an overview of CISA's Role in Emergency Communications, the remainder of this presentation will be a briefing on communications impacts of recent human-caused incidents, including cyber disruptions, and what temporary communications assistance was deployed.

March 27, 2021 – Cyber Response Training

Times:  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

We all need to think about cyber security.  For example:

It is 2 AM and you are sound asleep, but your computer is still turned on and connected to the Internet.  Who else might be using it remotely?

It is 9 AM and you are browsing the Internet looking at new models of radios.  Suddenly, a pop-up message informs you that your computer is infected with malware.  Do you click on the “cancel” button?

It is 1 PM and you see a posting on a radio forum alerting you of a rapidly spreading virus and telling you to search for and delete a particular file on your computer which was created by the virus.  Do you?

It is 4 PM and a trusted friend sends you an email you weren't expecting with an attachment for you to look at.  Should you open it?

It is 7 PM and you answer a knock at the door.  The police seize your computer and arrest you for having child pornography on your computer.  How will you be able prove to the court that you didn't place those files there?

It is 10 PM and you just got back from the jail after posting bail.  Your new software defined HF radio turns itself on and starts a digital QSO with a UU prefix station.  You are not able to read the Cyrillic characters on the display.  Should you be worried?

If you want/need the answers to any of these questions, or have other questions about preventing potential problems while using any devices connected the Internet, then you will want to attend this training.

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