Update February 5, 3025

Hello.  Here are some things happening in the Hudson Division that may
be of interest to you.

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On the evening of Wednesday, April 15th, Orange County
ARES/RACES/Skywarn will host a NWS Basic Skywarn Training session in
the auditorium of the:

Orange County Emergency Service Center
22 Wells Farm Rd,
Goshen, NY.
This event is open to the Public.

If interested please register using this link:


Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Upton, Long Island,
conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare
spotters for the upcoming severe weather season.

The training sessions are typically about three hours long and cover
fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus
on safety, identification of key weather features and proper reporting
procedures. Most sessions are open to anyone who is interested in
learning more about being a spotter, but you should check to be sure
before attending a class.

All classes are free.

To get an idea of what is covered, take a look at the “Spotters Guide”
in PDF format:


For more information, contact:
Steve Fleckenstein N2UBP

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I am pleased to announce the addition of a new Volunteer Counsel for
Northern New Jersey.

Justin Marchetta NA2JM has generously added his name to the V.C.
program.  One of Justin’s areas of practice is in the realm of land
use/zoning issues.

When using a V.C., understand that the ARRL does not expect a Volunteer
Counsel to represent an amateur free of charge. When HQ makes referrals,
the point is made that VCs make their living practicing law and amateurs
should not expect free or reduced cost legal representation unless it is
at the discretion of the VC. Volunteer Counsels are asked, however, to
provide an initial consultation gratis so that the amateur may
knowledgeably decide what further steps to take.

For more information on the V.C. program, take a look at:


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Weather permitting, the next round of Hudson Division Cabinet meetings
begins on February 14th.  If you are a club president and have not
received an invitation, please contact me immediately.  Field
Organization invitations will come through the Section Managers.

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The EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications will be given on
two consecutive Saturdays – February 21st and February 28th at:

Saratoga County Fire Training Center
6010 County Farm Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Lead Instructor: David Galletly KM2O, Eastern NY Section Emergency

Contact Dave at km2o@arrl.net or phone 518-421-8324

EC-001 is the basic training class ARRL uses to establish a baseline
level of knowledge and skill in Amateur Radio Emergency Communication
for anyone wishing to assist their local emergency communications

Class Outline: Two full day sessions with 29 Topics (yes, there will be
breaks, including one for lunch).
1. Topics 1-15
2. Topics 16-29, Final Exam

Final Exam – 35 Questions – score 80% or better – $15.00 Fee

Course Prerequisites: Class members must have proof of completion of
two FEMA Courses:
IS-100.b Introduction to ICS
IS-700 National Incident Management System

Optional but recommended courses:
IS-250 Emergency Support Function
IS-288 Role of Volunteer Agencies

Find courses at: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp

Text: The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course
Self-study manual provides an introduction to Amateur Radio Emergency
Communications. Use of the textbook as a study aid is highly
recommended. Available through instructor or direct from:



Please email km2o@arrl.net or W2EMS@ARRL.NET to register.

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Much is going on.  If you would like me to come to your club to speak
to the members, please drop me a line and we’ll set something up.  For
now, have a great weekend.  Hope you got Navassa!

73 de Mike N2YBB

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