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ARRL Atlantic Division to Host Two Webinars in February


Periodically, the ARRL’s Atlantic Division hosts a “webinar” -- an interactive Web-based seminar, designed to facilitate communication between a small number of presenters and a large remote audience using the Internet. During February, Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, will host two webinars for ARRL members, one on 501(c)(3) organizations and one on using Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software (NBEMS) -- a set of programs used to send messages and files via Amateur Radio using an audio interface.

On Thursday, February 24 at 9 PM (EST), Edgar -- along with ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD; Southwestern Division Vice Director and CPA Marty Woll, N6VI, and Western Pennsylvania Section Emergency Coordinator Larry Keller, AB3ER -- will present a 90 minute webinar on 501(c)(3) organizations. This webinar will give basic information about why clubs may want to file for a tax exempt non-profit status, how to file for it and how to keep the club’s tax exempt status in good standing. Register for this webinar here.

On Saturday, February 26 at 10 AM (EST), NBEMS developers Dave Kleber, KB3FXI, and Western Pennsylvania Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator Harry Bloomberg, W3YJ, will present a two hour webinar that covers NBEMS’s advanced features. Learn about the use of NBEMS FLWRAP and FLMSG to send and receive spread sheet/database data and form-based messages such as the ICS-213 and NTS/Radiogram forms. Bloomberg and Kleber will also be covering HF digital net procedures and protocols and hope to incorporate a live HF demonstration that will be viewable by all those attending the webinar. Register for this webinar here.

All webinar registration must be completed no later than one hour before the start of each session. According to Edgar, these webinars are open to any interested ARRL member; you do not need to reside in the Atlantic Division to join in. All you need is a computer (with speakers) that is connected to the Internet. You can watch the presentation on your computer monitor and listen to it through your computer speakers.



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