[mdmars_staff] More Training Topics

  • From: J Sears <aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: GaryZamerski <gzamerski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Hank Black <hblack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:48:12 -0800 (PST)

  Sometime in january I want to put on a Winlink class. During the class the 
topics will be discussed/taught:
1. What Winlink 2K is and what it isnt.
2. How it is best utilized
3. Requirements to use Winlink 2K
4. How to install Paclink and Airmail on YOUR computer or laptop
5. How test your installation (you will get to put your installation on the air 
to test it)
6. Airmail integrated propagation tool
   a. setup
   b. using it
   c. what it shows and means
   d. how to chose a frequency to use 
7. VI sounder resources and how to use them
We would be happy to include some or all of your watch officers in this class.  
This would give them a good firm understanding of the processes involved in 
using the WL2K system.
They do not have to he Ham radio operators to attend they just need a desire to 
learn, I will make it pretty simple and will have enough assistance to provide 
near one on one to the extent necessary.
Can you please identify those interested and let me know a number ASAP?  This 
will allow me to plan.  I do expect about 6 -8 of my guys will be in attendance 
for this class as well.
The only resources we will need will be a projector that interfaces to a 
computer and whatever laptops your guys will need. 
Jim Sears 

--- On Mon, 11/23/09, Zamerski, Gary <gzamerski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Zamerski, Gary <gzamerski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Training Topics
To: "J Sears" <aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx>, "Black, Hank" <hblack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009, 8:54 AM

100, 200, 700 and 800 Definite for everyone in your group
300: State Mars Director , Assistant State Mars Director, Emergency Operations 
Officer, Training Officer AAM3TMD 
Administrative Officer, Interoperability Officer
400: State Mars Director , Assistant State Mars Director, Emergency Operations 

From: J Sears [mailto:aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 3:05 PM
To: Zamerski, Gary; Black, Hank
Subject: misc topics

WOW I missed that.. glad you caught it.. and I agree 100% with the training 
being in there.


by the way .. exactly what are your requirements  100, 200, 700 and 800 I am 
reasonably shure about but what about 300/400 or COMML... do these enter into 


And 2 weeks is insignificant.. past experience has shown me that HQ will take a 
lot longer than that.  


You know once we get your winlink station up and running you might want to 
think about installing it in other critical infrastructure entities around the 
state.  If you have an interoperability work group I would be glad to come put 
on a dog and pony show for them in the future. Somewhere around here I have a 
slide show just for that purpose.


We will also be going to several clubs in the near future and putting on a 
similar show to recruit more members. 



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