Our next BEECN test is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to noon (though we are likely to be finished by 11:00). I need a lot of volunteers…70, to be exact, and 13 of them need to be licensed amateur radio techs. We are testing every BEECN west of I-205 and east of the Willamette River (including North Portland).
If you need more information about the BEECNs, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/59630
There is also a video online about them at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/442964
Please sign up! If you’ve never done a BEECN drill before, this is a great opportunity to get experience with the caches and our emergency radio network. BEECN exercises are short, pretty easy, and you will get all the training you require. You will also be paired up with at least one other person.
To sign up:
a.) Please have a look at the BEECN roster at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/487847
. Pick which location you would like to volunteer at (orange shaded positions indicate amateur radio positions). Have two or three backup picks in case your first pick is taken by the time you reach me with your preferred position.
b.) Reply to this email and let me know your top two or three location picks. I will reply back to you with a confirmation.
c.) Over the next couple weeks, I will provide folks who sign up with detailed information about their station and responsibilities on the day of the exercise.