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Field Day June 25-26 - American Radio Relay League - North American Contest Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) www.palousehills-arc.org www.palousehills-arc.org.

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1 Field Day June American Radio Relay League - North American Contest Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Chris (KF7HXJ) demonstrating the WSU Hydrogen Fuel Cell, observed by Rachel and Sheriff Rausch.. Chris Bailey (KF7HXJ) Amateur Radio Operator How the PHARC can help out during emergencies (ARRL)

2 Amateur Radio operators (Hams) are FCC Licensed with emergency experience. The PHARC training includes: amateur radio license exams licensing classes radio direction finding packet (digital) radio weekly radio net meetings FEMA/ICS training Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June Ken (W7NGI) is working on the WSU Hydrogen Fuel Cell.

3 Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June What we did. A. Site Setup. 1. Location was known in advance, but no facilities were setup prior to the start. 2. Four stations were in operation. 3. Accomplished site setup in four hours. First station was on the air in the first hour. B. Operation of the stations hours continuous operation. 2. We ran at least one station. 3. Primarily used voice operation, but we also used digital modes of operation. Tom (KI6DER) & Rich (KD7VRL) assembling an antenna.

4 Why we did it. A. Practice. 1. Implementation of a remote operational station. 2. Dealing with unexpected details. 3. Working with other hams. 4. Operating and training on unfamiliar equipment. 5. Communicating on heavily-used frequencies. 6. Picking out one station from many who are operating. B. Competition: seeing how many contacts we could make. Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June PHARC 2011 Field Day site at the Latah County Fairgrounds.

5 How we accomplished our mission A. Pre-incident planning. B. Known pool of resources. C. Used Sheriff's Communication Trailer at scene. D. Used ICS. E. Allowed participants to use their talents to create solutions to real problems. Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June Don (KF7ETS) and Chris (KF7HXJ) working with packet (digital/ ) radio.

6 Application to real events. A. Another communication facility when the need for communication grows rapidly. B. Assets are embedded in the local communities and are ready to deploy. C. Facilities are geographically dispersed. D. Simple technology is less dependent upon infrastructure and network exists. E. Highly labor-intensive, but low cost volunteers and equipment. F. Low data rate (bandwidth) with packet radio, but many alternatives for channels. G. Many operators with technical skills to adapt operations with existing resources. Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June Field Day site, antenna farm, and ham radio volunteers.

7 Where to go from here A. Offer training for operators in agency communications. B. Inform agency management about the availability of the amateur radio resources and people. C. Hams continually run weekly check-ins like the Latah County fire and EMS test paging systems. D. Make some recommendations and offer to implement improvements to the Sheriff's Communication Trailer. Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June Tom (KI6DER) with the Latah County Emergency Trailer in the background.

8 Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) Field Day June Jim (K7LL) inside the Latah County Emergency Trailer discussing trailer improvements with Rachel and Sheriff Rausch. The PHARC, U of I, and WSU radio groups have improved the Whitman County Emergency Communications Trailer and have offered to help the Latah County Sheriff’s Office to implement suggested upgrades to their Emergency Communications Trailer.

9 Latah County (Sandy) has Amateur Radio operators trained to man radios that she has available for emergencies. Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) How the PHARC can help out during emergencies Whitman County has Amateur Radio operators manning radios at their field locations as well as at the hospitals in Pullman and Colfax during emergencies and training. Sandy visiting Field Day 2011.

10 The Pullman Regional Hospital provided Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training and access for Volunteer Emergency Communicators (Hams). Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) How the PHARC can help out during emergencies Chris’ (KF7HXJ) Pullman Hospital badge. Many hams already work with local volunteer organizations like the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

11 There are many other ways that Amateur Radio Operators can help Latah County, the University of Idaho, Gritman Medical Center, and the local emergency responders. Hams could be helpful in passing health and welfare traffic, especially with the number of students who are away from home attending the University of Idaho. Questions? Palouse Hill Amateur Radio Club (PHARC) How the PHARC can help out during emergencies


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