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Amateur Radio to Have a Presence, Special Event at Preparedness Summit 2015

04/03/2015

Amateur Radio will be part of the program when Preparedness Summit 2015 convenes April 14-17 in Atlanta. Special event station N4P also will be on the air from the conference location. The theme of this 10th Preparedness Summit is “Global Health Security: Preparing a Nation for Emerging Threats.”

Global health security preparedness issues such as protecting against infectious disease, the health effects of climate change and extreme weather, and cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure, impact all levels of governmental public health and healthcare agencies,” a Preparedness Summit 2015 media release explained. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) organizes the event, which attracted 1600 participants in 2014.

Preparedness Summit 2015 will once again offer an Amateur Radio licensing prep session on April 14, with testing the following day. A ham radio demonstration, “When All Else fails, Amateur Radio Gets Through,” will take place on April 14 as well.

Special event station N4P will be on the air from the Preparedness Summit 2015 venue. Listen for N4P on or around 7.265, 14.265, 21.365, and 28.36 MHz. EchoLink activity using the Georgia Tech Radio Club’s W4AQL call sign also will take place. A commemorative QSL card will be available for stations working N4P.

The complete Preparedness Summit agenda and more information are on the conference’s website. — Thanks to Chuck Motes, K1DFS

 



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