Karl Gronbach and Tim Crowder of Golden Triangle Amateur Radio Club gave the presentation after being introduced by Wildomar Public Works Superintendent Les Chapman.
|Les Chapman (L) speaking about the importance of CERT training while Karl Gronbach (R) looks on.|
CERT members were encouraged to get their Ham Radio Lic. The license is free, but the test is $15. There is a study book that costs about $30 but you can get all the same info online. There are sites dedicated to getting you ready for the test (HamExam link).
I enjoyed seeing the different radios that Karl had in his Go Box. A lot of expensive gadgets to be sure, though he was mentioning a good hand held that you could get for $50 too. Like with any other hobby, if you get the bug, you'll probably end up with an array of items that cost a pretty penny.
|This Go Box is battery equipped and ready to go to work even when all power in the world is out.|
The next CERT safety session is the second Tuesday in September (9-15-15). If you're a CERT member, please make a point of coming.
Also for CERT members, Saturday June 27th, from 9am to 2pm, is the City of Temecula Annual CERT Exercise (read flyer for more details). It'll be a good refresher course and if you've been through CERT training, I'm sure you don't want to forget it... right? ☺