The ARRL has restructured its EmComm program to address the practical
aspects of radio communications as well as the skills needed to better
serve local communities in emergencies. Many of you have seen the
announcement of the ARRL Education Department’s revised EC-001 course.
This is the first ARRL training program using “Canvas”, an
Internet-based tool used by many educational organizations nationwide.
The new EC-001 course addresses Hawaii’s situation as an island state.
Students will be assigned mentors in Hawaii who are knowledgeable in
relationships with our local served agencies. Course mentors will be
assigned in the same county as the student whenever possible. Class size
will be kept low to maximize the opportunity for students to learn about
Hawaii’s EmComm organizations and activities. The syllabus is available
The first class scheduled for Hawaii will begin in June. Then, the
program will be rolled out throughout the Pacific Section as quickly as
additional local mentors become available. The model used for rolling
out the EC-001 course will be similar to the one used successfully for
the Hawaii CW Ops Internet training program run from Maui by Alan
Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), Clem Jung (KH7HO), will
handle student registration for the EC-001 course and coordinate
scheduling with the ARRL Education department. This course is being
offered free of charge by the ARRL to all Amateur Radio operators. To
register send an email to Clem Jung (KH7HO) at firstname.lastname@example.org.