ON8RT amateur-radio Emergency Communications Exercise and Red-Cross Community Preparedness Demonstration during 2015 JOTA-JOTI
Youth-oriented Emergency Communications (EmComm) exercise and Community Preparedness demonstration on Sunday the 18th. of October 2015.
All radio operations throughout the 2015 JOTA-JOTI weekend will conducted outdoors and be totally independent of public utility services. The rapid-response deployment exercise will entail in-field deployment of the following assets : two fully autonomous man-portable multi-band multi-mode operating stations, a general coverage communications monitoring station, a mobile EmComm Command & Communications centre and a medical first-responder support vehicle.
Parents and Scout Leaders assisted by Scouts, Beavers and children will install a portable amateur radio EmComm field station following instructions and under the supervision of HAREC certified radio-men.
Youth science outreach will entail discussions on topics like history of radio telecommunications, amateur radio licensing, structure of an amateur radio contact (QSO), radio frequency bands & spectrum, propagation of radio waves, types of radio antennae, Q-code signals, etc. Scouts can undertake tasks required to fulfil their badge work with the help of Scouters and HAREC certified radio-men at the event.
Certified Red Cross trainer will demonstrate Emergency First-Aid to raise public awareness on Recovery Position, Cardio-Pulmonaire Resuscitation (CPR), use of an Automated External Defibrillator and detection of symptoms of a Cerebro-vascular accident (CVA). Children will be taught the optimal manner to call the European Emergency Number 12.
Scout troops, educational institutions and community development groups interested in participating in this event can contact "Ravi" ON8RT.
* With support from Belgian Red Cross and Youth Science Outreach & Enrichment Programme of Dr.G.Thanikaimoni Memorial Trust