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Training and Education

This page is to provide links to common resources, information, and special links.


Web Based Training

Available here are several short Web Based Training modules covering topics specifically designed assist new Amateur Radio Operators increase their understanding Amateur Radio. You may have to allow your browser to accept pop-us and an ActiveX control.

Amateur Radio Nets

This presentation is about 8 minutes long. It discusses what Amateur Radio Nets are and why they are important to Emergency Response Communications.

Amateur Radio Callsigns

This presentation disusses how Amateur Radio Operator Callsigns are administered in the United States.

Amateur Radio Repeaters

This presentation disusses how VHF/UHF repeater stations operate.


Commercial and Supporting Vendors

Thank you to HOTPRESS in Bonney Lake, for supporting Mercury Northwest. They have provided custom hats for our 2012 conference. See their web site for hats, t-shirts, and other special items.

Non-Commercial, Private, and Government Links

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Requirements

It is recommend that all members take and pass the following courses to meet the NIMS requirements. Most all of the Emergency Communications Agencies (such as ACS, RACES, ARES and even the Red Cross) require anyone who is participating in any emergency situation to have taken and passed these courses. The courses and tests are available on the Internet at the addresses shown:

You will need to register so that the system can keep track of you and issue your completion certificates. The certificate will be issued on line, so you will need to print it out or save it to your local machine.

You don't need to pass these courses to be a member of Mercury Northwest. These links are provided as a resource and to help MNW members be better qualified to serve in their Wards, Stakes, and Communities.



Last Updated: 1 May 2015