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2014 Preparedness Summit to Highlight Importance of Amateur Radio


The Preparedness Summit is the largest public health preparedness conference in the United States. The 2014 event will take place April 1-4 in Atlanta, with some 2000 preparedness professionals expected to attend the multidisciplinary event. This year, the Preparedness Summit is highlighting the importance of Amateur Radio, and special event station N4P will operate from the Exhibit Hall. N4P will be on the air from 1700 until 2330 UTC on Wednesday, April 2, and from 1500 until 2030 UTC on Thursday, April 3. Stations contacting N4P will receive a special QSL card. On VHF and UHF,

N4P will monitor the 146.88 W4BTI repeater, the 442.875 MHz K4RFL repeater, and the D-STAR 440.6875 B-Node operating as KK4OIO. On HF SSB, look for N4P on 28.365 MHz, 21.365 MHz, 14.265 MHz, and 7.265 MHz. N4P also will be on EchoLink.

The National Association for County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) offered Amateur Radio licensing webinars in February and March. Testing will be administered April 3 at the Preparedness Summit. NACCHO is offering an in-person review session at the Summit on April 2, the evening before the examination. The webinars have been recorded and are available via the Summit website.



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