CERT Ham Radio Exercise

Here’s a great chance to practice your radio skills    

Cary CERT Emergency Radio Net (On the Air)

Every CERT Member can listen in and learn:
Scanner set to hold on: 444.775 or 441.725 or 444.325

Computer set to: Broadcastify at http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/1978
or Carolina 440 Hub/441.725 Mhz Raleigh

Amateur Radio Licensee:
Cary Repeater 444.775 + pl 100.0 (Cary CERT Channel #26)
Raleigh Repeater 441.7250 +pl 100.0 (CERT Channel #27)
Holly Springs Repeater 444.325 + pl 100.0 (Cary CERT Channel #28)
CP CERT xBand Repeater, Portable Channel #127,Tx 147.5400+pl 100 Rx 441.7250+pl 100
Echolink: K4JDR-R node #42704
IRLP: node # 9210

When Thursday Nov 19, 2015 7:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern Time
Where On The Air – Cary CERT Radio Channel #26

Samantha Royster
NC CERT Program Manager

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Basic CERT Class Learns Search & Rescue Using Cribbing

There are 9 new Caldwell County CERT members who have completed their basic training. What an interesting group! The class included men and women, a wide range of ages, and various careers and skills–we even have our very own rocket scientist, construction supervisor, former and current military, a real estate agent, a licensed Ham radio operator, etc. The class discussions were always informative. They are already recruiting friends, neighbors, and coworkers to attend the next CERT class.

We wish to congratulate these new CERT members who are dedicated to the safety of their families, neighborhoods, and community.

  • Darrell Pitts
  • Jordan Kidwell
  • Joy Mann
  • Lissa Holsclaw
  • Mark Barrera
  • Richard Koger
  • Ron Kidwell
  • Sandra Shytle
  • Dr. Joe Resnick

Their class last Saturday was dedicated to learning the skills to safely extricate victims from under a collapsed wall using a technique called cribbing. It was taught by firefighter and paramedic, Kenneth Hall. Rosemary Hall and Shirley Kanode were also instructors for the Basic CERT Course. Here are some photos of the group learning and practicing cribbing skills.



CANCELLED–Search and Rescue on November 7

Unfortunately, the Search and Rescue/Wilderness Skills event we had scheduled for Saturday, November 7 has to be cancelled due to the weather. The area we were going to use for the training is full of water and unlikely to dry out before Saturday, which is also likely to be rainy. I will post it when the event is rescheduled.

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