THE OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL POINT OF CONTACT FOR AUXCOMM USA
International organization supporting International Amateur Radio and CB Radio EmComm
local area groups and formal organizations, emergency and public services, offices and officials.
Radio From Home auxillary, licensed amateur radio operators who can or can not deploy.
We welcome both Ham Amateur Radio and CB radiooperators so as to further the local areas EmComms reach.
As of 17 April 2023 EmComms Organization was designated as the Official International POC for AUXCOMM USA,
A one hour video you really need to watch from start to finish if you are serious about volunteering to help your local community in times of emergency.
"The first 24 hours in any event is the most critical time. EmComms Org is intended to be an International network and auxillary of RFH (radio from home) amateur radio operators. It is not intended to replace any formal EM COMMS entity in any country, rather a resource to be tapped as needed by local agencies and or formal emcomms groups needing assistance from those in the immediate local area or region of a major event".
RFH Amateur Radio operators who wish to be of assistance during times of local emergency, local natural disasters or local communications disruptions to include floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, land slide, tsunami and other major events to include but not limited to civil disorder events.
Be aware that any disaster or event could potentially be or could become overwhelming in scope, duration, complexity and size of event so as to exceed the local / national emergency services and providers capabilities to respond appropriately initially.
Wishing to be of assistance by those who are not mobile, disabled or otherwise unable to participate away from their homes or local area. Here we attempt to fill the information communications void to allow for community involvement by HAM Amateur Radio Opertors who desire to be of assistance to local Amateur Radio EmComm Groups, authorites, agencies and responsible national / international government bodies.
Remote communities may have such an event as to create the immediate need for communications to gain and initially coordinate outside assistance and resources in time of emergency. Here again HAM Radio Operators can be a valuable asset to local government.
Speaking of HT ( 70cm & 2m ) for a moment, having 3 or 4 charged up battery packs ready to go is always a good idea.
To be of value every interested RFH EmComms HAM operator needs to self train in emcomms procedures and protocols using online training sites (see links).
Use the KiSS principles
KEEP it Short
Use the approved frequencies for your country / region for EmComm transmissions, keeping your PTT time minimal so as to keep that frequency open for other stations to use.
KEEP it Short and Simple
Think about what you want to say before transmitting. Give only the facts you know to be true / accurate and first hand or provided directly to you by local authority / trusted source. You do not want to provide incorrect details that could delay first responders. When you don't know the answer to a question you simply say 'unknown at this time.
Keeping a log of transmissions in such situations can be valuable during and after an event to help prepare for the next such event by those responsible such as Raynet in the UK and FEMA in the USA.
Below you will find our growing list of EmComms Links to assist any local RFH HAM station operator. Please contirubute to the links listings when possible as we grow this online resource library.
You receive a EmComms Org Members eCard
Once registered and accepted you may then request an email redirect inbox: First Name.Callsign @emcomm.radio however this request goes to a different email address we made just for this extra feature. Mailto: EmailBoxWanted@emcomm.radio
Registration Questions please email the EmComms Organization Admin Desk: m7wdx @btinternet.com
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We have Training Links below in our Links Library, this letter may also help you:
TEXT version of Billys Letter to an EmComms Org new member with a training question many are asking.
Reposted here with permission.
Finding the right training for emergency communications has been difficult since the COVID pandemic.
Unfortunately, it is taking everyone a little time to get things moving again. However, we do make
announcements when we get word of classes being offered, and are working with some AuxComm instructors
to see if we can get a virtual AuxComm class set up for people in your situation.
Some of the prerequisites that you can take to get headed in the right direction are the free online
FEMA classes of: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800. Complete these courses, then contact your statewide
interoperability coordinator (SWIC), and see if they have any upcoming classes.
In the meantime, you are welcome to join our AUXCOMM USA (Public) Facebook page, join us on our weekly
AuxComm USA Multi-mode Net, and I can add you to our mailing list if you like.
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Links and Video Resource Library
Education makes you a valuable resource. Your are encouraged to train in at least the basic skills of EmComms and CERT. Ongoing training is the best way to stay up to date.
AUXCOMM RADIO Quick Links
AUXCOMMUSA NET ACCESS: https://www.auxcommusa.org/auxcomm-usa-net
AUXCOMMUSA TRAINING: https://www.auxcommusa.org/training
FEMA Training: https://training.fema.gov/
Communications Unit Training Resources: https://www.cisa.gov/safecom/comu-training-resources
Resource Library: VIDEO - WEBSITE - ARRL - FEMA - CERT
NEW ARRL Podcast - Where Hdams fit into the Incident Command System? https://youtu.be/-EQYnrCH9Kg
Featuring - ARRL Director of Emergency Management Josh Johnston, KE5MHV
How to be HAM radio prepared and Emergency Communications Guide https://youtu.be/Ryl-CJjJVJw?t=348
EmComm Training Organization https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkwkxUYA36I2jPaxzp2nv7w
Emergency Communication Preparedness - An Introduction https://youtu.be/NGD7Mr7-2tg
Grid Down Emergency Communications | Disaster Preparedness https://youtu.be/saTV4jpAAvQ
Family Emergency Communications Plan https://youtu.be/cqNyNOZTqPw
Emergency Communications Part 1 https://youtu.be/UPLLMu4uyok
Emergency Communications Part 2 After The Disaster https://youtu.be/KCeO6iIkxLQ
Portable Amateur HF Emergency Communications | EmComm Part 3 https://youtu.be/Rbpk48vDre8
Thoughts On The CERT Training https://youtu.be/ohS7OhCg3Mo
CERT Damage Assessment Training https://youtu.be/ut_BzMqTmTg
FEMA Training: Amateur HAM Radio for Emergency Managers webinar https://fema.connectsolutions.com/plqiby693o3d/?proto=true
USA - DHS.GOV
5 things to know about the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494696184157595/permalink/3132608470366350/
USA The National Association for Amateur Radio - ARRL American Radio Relay League https://www.arrl.org/
USA ARRL Emergency Communications Training https://www.arrl.org/emergency-communications-training
EmComm Training Org https://emcomm-training.org/Tutorials.html
UK Raynet UK Radio Amateurs Emergency Network https://www.raynet-uk.net/
Wikipedia - Amateur radiio emergency communications https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio_emergency_communications
Ham Radio Crash Course http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/
Wave Talkers https://wavetalkers.com/
Community Emergency Response Team
EmComm Training Module https://www.oceansidecert.org/amateur-radio/emergency-communications-training-module
Dr. Tamitha Skov aka the Space Weather Woman, callsign WX6SWW https://www.spaceweatherwoman.com
DEMENTIA - The Herbert Protocol PDF
Useful form with vital informaiion of and for people with dementia at risk of going missing. Visit the website with more information on the protocol concept and the PDF form to download and complete should this ever happen.
EmComms Org Admin Mailto: m7wdx @btinternet.com
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