[mdmars_members] //MARS R/ Maryland DC MARS Annual Meeting - SAVE THIS EMAIL

  • From: John AAR3CK / AAM3MD <aar3ck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mdmars_members@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:01:21 -0400

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.

Location:

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
5401 RUE SAINT LO DRIVE, REISTERSTOWN, MD 21136

MEMA is co-located with the Army National Guard at Camp Fretterd, and is in the first large building you come to after entering the grounds.  I have attached a PDF document containing basic directions and a small map of the facility.  You may also wish to use a web mapping service such as Google Maps:  http://maps.google.com/ .

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. 
Note that the entrance to MEMA is on the left end of the complex, as you face the building from the parking lot.  Do not attempt entry by any other door. 

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

F. INTEROPERABILITY

G. REPEATERS, NETROM NODES & RMS STATIONS

H . NEW TRAINING MODULES AND MORE


MD/DC ARMY MARS MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED FOR A CONTRIBUTION TO HELP START UP THE NON-PROFIT CORPORATION (PLEASE BRING A FEW EXTRA $$ IF YOU CAN SPARE IT.)


Please let me know if you have any questions by sending me an email directly to aar3ck@xxxxxxxxxxx .  I will get an answer back to you ASAP.

Look forward to seeing everyone.  Drive carefully!

73,

John  AAR3CK / AAM3MD / W8IS


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