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This was posted on the reflector, and to be honest, the response has been dismal.
4 folks out of 81 have responded. So I’ll post it here, and see what happens.
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Emergency Communications Roster – Frederick County Maryland
We would like to reach out to those “Amateur Radio Operators” in the
Frederick County Area, and that have submitted “FredCo_EmComm_Form_0701
to the EOC at RACES RADIO, 340 Montevue Lane, Frederick MD 21702.
The roster has been recently digitized, and the data needs to be
updated, as it was typed in from the original forms provided by you.
We are in the process of verifying and correcting the roster. It is
more than possible that information may have changed since you submitted
your form. While this process of paperwork submission is still needed
for RACES participation, the other two services are less formal in their
There are four reasons for this request:
1. To correct, add to information already provided, note any Call Sign,
Address, Phone, and any other information that may have changed.
2. Clean up the records. It is quite possible that we still have in our
records, persons whom may have moved, or no longer wish to participate
in any of the three EM Comms services we are concerned with – RACES /
ARES / SkyWarn
3. Requirements for participation may have changed and are listed here:
RACES – ICS 100, 200, 700 are now required, as well as supporting
documentation, and form submission to the EOC.
ARES – Less formal, Contact Information, Current E-Mail, Call Sign
SkyWarn – SkyWarn Basics I Class required for Spotter ID.
4. To note correctly whom is still active, and whom is not.
So in an effort to facilitate this update, we will broadcast this
message to the FARC reflector, and update as many as possible via e-mail.
Those that do not update here will be emailed individually, and those we
cannot reach via e-mail, we will be later contacting by phone
over the next several weeks at the numbers provided on the form.
By far, the easiest way to correct, update, information is to email me
at: “Email Link <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=EMComms_Update>” and
update any information that may have changed since their paperwork was
submitted. I will need in the email:
1. Current Call Sign
2. Full Name as on form.
3. Services for participation in: RACES / ARES / SkyWarn
a. SkyWarn Spotter ID, If available
4. Any updated Phone Numbers or Contact information
5. Any updated e-mail Addresses
6. Any new ICS Certs or other Certifications
7. Should you want to discontinue all services, and purge your records,
please inform us. (If you choose this, all information will be removed
and a re-submittal of paperwork be needed for reactivation.)
We have also created a new Frederick County Combined “emcomm reflector”
which is a US Based, controlled and moderated list designed to quickly
disseminate information regarding activations. It is a combined list
for RACES / ARES / SKYWARN, and does not allow general posting.
You can sign up at the link above, by following the simple process.
KB3WHX – Curtis – ARES (AEC) Frederick County Maryland