Good morning, friends - |
This email contains important information you will need for attendance at the Maryland / D.C. Army MARS annual meeting coming up this Saturday.
Talk In: 146.52 Simplex WA3MEJ
Times: 8:30 AM Doors open / Setup
9 - 9:30 Meet and Greet (Coffee and donuts)
9:30 Meeting Starts
Lunch will be available around mid-day ($5)
Canteen with vending machines available all day.
Meeting end time should be by 3 PM.
Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
5401 RUE SAINT LO DRIVE,
Every person attending will need photo identification. When you enter the grounds, you will drive up to a guard station where you will identify yourself (and passenger, if any) and tell them you are attending a meeting at MEMA. Follow the road as it curves to the right and park in the first large parking lot on the right.
Upon entering the building you will need to sign in and receive a temporary visitor's badge. Once past the log in window, proceed down the long hallway. The canteen will be on your right, the emergency operations center will be on your left. The rest rooms are further down the same hallway on the left hand side.
Attire is casual, but should be appropriate for this type of environment.
Please remember to wear a HAM / MARS call sign name tag if you have one. We will also provide temporary name tags for anyone who needs one.
The over all theme of this meeting is interoperability. As such, personnel will be present representing various HAM organizations, all three MARS organizations and MARS client organizations. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends as well as make new ones! Please come prepared to participate.
Topics expected to be discussed:
A. MEMA OVERVIEW: MR. JAMES HAMILTON, MJOC MANAGER
B. ARRL/MARS ECOM: MR. JAMES CROSS, WI3N, ARRL SECTION MANAGER
C. MEMA/ARMY MARS Memorandum of Understanding
D. PERMANENT DEPLOYMENT TEAM(S)
E. NON-PROFIT CORPORATION STATUS
G. REPEATERS, NETROM NODES & RMS STATIONS
H . NEW TRAINING MODULES AND MORE
Look forward to seeing everyone. Drive carefully!
John AAR3CK / AAM3MD / W8IS