Material is currently being prepared for the next phase of member training. Topics will include the use of Digital Modes such as Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) and PSK 31 for emergency communications. Also covered will be Search techniques and Antennas for Emergency communications.
The material will be prepared assuming little or no prior knowledge of the topics by the participants and be available for download from the AREN website. On air sessions reviewing the material will be conducted on the 40 or 80 meter bands as conditions permit on one or two evenings per month.
The accumulated knowledge will be put into practice during a field exercise in cooperation with one of the emergency services.
All EI licensed experimenters are eligible to become members of the Amateur Radio Emergency network.