Auxcomm Symposium in Southern New Jersey

Amateur Radio in Public Health & Medical Services (ESF #8)

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 the Medical Coordination Center (MCC) at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ will be hosting an ARES/RACES/AUXCOMM Symposium for hams in the Southern New Jersey and the Eastern Pennsylvania areas. The MCC is beginning to use AREDN and would like to see the technology adopted more fully in their area. The event runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Presentations in the morning will be given by:

  • Bob Bruninga WB4APR – APRS
  • Joe Everhart N2CX – NVIS HF Field Antennas
  • Cory Sickles WA3UVV – Yaesu System Fusion
  • Randy Smith WU2S – AREDN high-speed multimedia mesh networking

The afternoon will consist of breakout sessions and demonstrations.

Register at EventBrite to attend the Amateur Radio in Public Health & Medical Services (ESF #8) by MCC South Region 

Seating is limited to 250, so sign-up early. There will be food and vouchers for the parking garage.

This seminar will focus on amateur radio support for ESF 8 functions during a disaster where normal methods of communication are impaired.

About this Event

Public health and medical services are stressed by surge in the event of a disaster. Loss of external services, especially communications can further increase the load on healthcare services. Natural disasters have crippled infrastructure in many major cities this past year. Puerto Rico went weeks without basics like food and water. It took weeks to restore electrical service and communications. The middle of a disaster is not the time to be developing new communications solutions. Facilities, counties, township must prepare in advance to handle a catastrophic infrastructure collapse.

This symposium is an opportunity for the Amateur Radio community and Health Care professionals to come together to learn, discuss and shape the future of ESF #8 disaster communications.


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