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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County

10-4-2010 - Working with non Hams - WB4ZKA


The Arizona Emergency Net - Maricopa met for a routine, training activation Monday night.
The topic was "WORKING WITH NON-HAMS" 
24 stations celebrated National CB Radio Day together.  18 of them admitted to having been CBers in the past (plus yours truly)!
Our ham jargon serves its purpose among ourselves, but there is a time and place to table the jargon and remember how to speak normal English.  Rest stop captains, event participants, race directors, and our usual group of family and friends don't know and don't care about our radio stuff.  It's our job to adapt to them, not theirs to us.
Besides curbing our lingo, we can also add value by looking for non-radio ways to serve.  The key is to find out what they need and to be prepared to provide it.  We had a few voices of experience speak to us from the non-ham's perspective, too.
Recordings of these nets are available at  Thanks to Gary Felix, W7TXR for providing those recordings.
Special thanks to Arnold, KA7AOK, for serving as Alternate Net Control.
Next Week's Topic:  "PUBLIC SERVICE RECORDKEEPING".   Paperwork is not exciting, I admit.  But, judicious recordkeeping can help us be more effective, more prepared, and more thorough.  We'll remind ourselves what to keep, what to write down, and why.
Dennis, KE7EJF, will be our Net Control.  He will need someone to volunteer for Alternate Net Control.
-- Mike



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