- Category: EmComm
- Written by Blake Raab (N4BWR)
I have just completed the ARRL's EC-001, Introduction to Emergency Communication course as well as EC-015 (or PR-101), the public relations course. I would highly recommend EC-001 for any amateur radio operator who wants to get involved with ARES and emergency communications. The course was made infinitely more valuable by the presence of my assigned mentor, N3KRX. He did not just put a check mark on my assignments and move on. As someone with extensive experience and training in the field, he responded to each of my assignments with lengthy (and much appreciated) emails clarifying points in the lesson, getting into more depth, and showing me real world examples of how it applies. He even talked with me about some of my experiences to make things that much more relatable.