Introduction to Emergency Communication (EC-001)

A special class announcement from our Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), David Galletly, KM2O

A classroom section of Introduction to Emergency Communication (EC-001) will be given on the weekend of October 22-23 at the Museum of Innovation and Science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. The course will run 9 am to 5 pm. This will be a single weekend course. An exam will be given on the second day following completion of the course. The exam fee is $15. We will be using the ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications Course workbook available from or discounted from the instructor at the first session. Please contact me at if you wish to enroll. Space is limited.

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David Galletly, KM2O
Section Emergency Coordinator
Eastern New York Section

Introduction to Emergency Communication (EC-001)

Description: This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. The course has 6 sections with 29 lesson topics. It includes required student activities, a 35-question final assessment and is expected to take approximately 45 hours to complete over a 9-week period. You will have access to the course platform at any time of day during this 9-week period so you may work according to your own schedule. You must pace yourself to be sure you complete all the required material in the allotted time.

Prerequisites: Before you begin the course you should have completed the following prerequisites. These courses provide a foundation for the content of this course. These are free mini-courses you can take online at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.

Please note: When you enroll for this course you will be asked to provide your date of completion of these courses.

Warren County Radio Club is Offering Technician License Class

Our friendly neighbors to the north, the Warren County Radio Club, W2WCR, will be offering a Technician License class on October 22 and 23rd. In one weekend you can be licensed! Train all day Saturday, review and take the exam on Sunday!

Registration is required by September 20th in order for you to be prepared. Get full details and register on the W2WCR Technician Class registration site.