ALCON, To start with, I apologize if I make any mistakes; as many of you are aware I had my tonsils out a couple of days ago along with some other minor surgery on my throat and am typing through a fog of Percoset. As someone who has very little experience with drugs and painkillers in general (and is therefore not used to their effects), all I can say is "Dood, this is pretty groovy". We have the teaching schedule pretty much cast in stone and I am working on the Powerpoint presentations for the EMCOMM Level 1. ARRL has a pretty good curriculum in their Instructor's manual and they were kind enough to include all Powerpoint presentations for the Technician class; we have also procured an LCD projector and have several laptops available, so you're not expected to come up with your own material on your own in front of a class of teens. All instructor books are provided courtesy of the ARRL Foundation. We are looking at approximately 25 students for each class, so it is not going to be as crowded as originally feared. We have opened up the door to some of our other partner agencies as well for the amateur radio portions of the training; Red Cross, SE K9 Search and Rescue etc, but I don't foresee a human wave of additional students. These are all agencies that we need to build relationships with. In addition, in accordance with FCC rules, the testing sessions are open to the public. All classes and testing sessions will be at Ft McGee, 9991 Elgin Rd, Woodville, FL. There is a map on our primary website at _http://www.tallahasseecap.org/commcamp/_ (http://www.tallahassee cap.org/commcamp/) All instructors are invited to the end-of-camp cookout and swimming party at Wakulla Springs on the afternoon of Saturday, Jun 2nd. To show their appreciation for your efforts, the North Florida Ranger School Communications Camp will be picking up the tab for your dinner and entry fee and would also like the chance to present a few token gifts. At this time I would like to ask potential instructors to look at the class schedule at: _http://www.tallahasseecap.org/commcamp_ (http://www.tallahasseecap.org/commcamp) Please send me email on the classes you would like to teach; you can also download the PPT presentations on that page as well to get a better idea of what each class would be like, to practice your presentation, or to modify it within limits. Level 1 EMCOMM PPTs are still in the process of being created, but should be done by the time of the class. I will be sending out updates to the instructor schedule as often as possible. In general, the first instructor to pick a time slot will get it, but exceptions may be made if circumstances warrant. Please feel free to call me at the number below if you have any questions. Your help is greatly appreciated Gene Floyd, Capt CAP Project Coordinator North FL Ranger School Communications Camp (850)284-3677 ************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.