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The 3 P’s of Public Service
Gary Wilson, K2GW
Section Emergency Coordinator
Southern New Jersey Section
American Radio Relay League
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The Cost of Amateur Radio
• A conservative figure is that one MHz of
VHF/UHF Spectrum costs $100,000,000.
• Between 144 MHz and 1.3 GHz,
Amateurs have 123 MHz of spectrum.
• What does the public get for it’s
$12,300,000,000?
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The answer is
PUBLIC
SERVICE
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September 11, 2001
• Where were you?
• What were your first thoughts?
• What actions did you take?
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How Can I Help My Country
and Amateur Radio?
By embracing the three P’s of public
service.
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Preparedness
• Ensuring your family is protected with a
disaster plan and supplies kit.
• Knowing your county EmComm plans,
including self-alerting assignments.
• Having appropriate equipment and
interchangeable emergency power
sources.
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Proficiency
• Knowing how government and agencies
respond to disasters.
• Knowing how amateur radio supplements
them.
• Knowing what to do and what not to do.
• Maintaining skill in tactical and formal
message handling.
• Completing the ARRL EmComm
Certification Courses
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Professionalism
• Attitude
• Reliability
• Flexibility
• Appearance
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The Four S’s for wartime
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Sensibility
• Stay Calm
• Control Rumors
• Think before speaking
• Think before acting
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Safety
• Proper Training
• Proper Equipment
• Proper Rest
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Security
• Operational details
• Frequencies
• Locations
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Sensitivity
• Red Cross neutrality
• Political polemics
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Your Commitment
Register with and support your county
EmComm organization.
Become a trained and proficient
emergency communications professional.
Participate in nets, drills & emergencies.
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My Commitment
To support your county emergency
communicator in creating a responsive
amateur radio emergency service.
To be available to answer any questions
that your EC needs help with.
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Conclusion
“No matter what happens, an amateur
radio operator somewhere will be able
to communicate… no matter what!”
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