VECTOR Peer Learning Sessions

Tools and systems for keeping our skills sharp together. Find active service teams and specific opportunities in the teams area. (Team information may include sensitive information and lives in the members-only section of the website. Remember the password. )

If you’re not using your EmCom skills, you’re losing them.

(EmCom or EMCOMM: Emergency Communications)

Active Teams | Meetings and Exercises

Keep Sharp
On Demand

To review Incident Command System and setting up VECTOR luggable multi-band radio stations.

Format: independent study tools in Better Impact

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Net Control Apprenticeship
Ask for Date Monthly Wednesday, 9 months

To prepare VECTOR members to serve as net control operators.

Format: 1 session per month over 9 months

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Nightly Check-in and Chat
Daily 19:05, 1 h

To connect with other VECTOR members and local operators, while also debugging your ability to reach others.

Format: On-air casual roundtable.

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Packet and Tech Night
2021-01-12 18:45 Bi-weekly Tuesday

To help each other become familiar with packet radio and other radio technologies.

Format: video conference with on-camera demonstrations

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Radio Skills Course
2021-02-23 19:00, 4 weeks

To prepare VECTOR members for service. Next step between Basic Certification and Operator School.

Format: 4 weekly workshops with weekly nets

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Read Ahead
On Demand

To understand skills requirements and learning pathways.

Format: independent study references

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Teach Basic Amateur Radio Proficiency
January, March, and September Annually

To help others become amateur radio operators when you present one of the modules for VECTOR’s Basic Amateur Radio Proficiency Course. You can also help students feel more comfortable using Zoom.

Format: 6 week course (details)

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Crowd Awareness and Personal Safety
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To review key behaviours and wise practices that keep volunteers safe during large civic events.

Guest: Vancouver Police Department

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P220: Operator School in One Day
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To prepare VECTOR members for service and review key VECTOR information.

Format: 8 hours of workshops with mid-day break

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P221: Grab and Go Kit Hands On Session
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To practise retrieving, setting up, and operating VECTOR luggable multi-band voice and data radio stations.

Format: 45 minute hands-on session with coach present

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P222: Voice Operator Practice Workshop
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To help each other keep our on-air and at-station skills fresh without pressure (brevity, tone, pace, clarity, and logging).

Format: 75 minute tabletop exercise, groups of 5

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P223.0: Data Get Started Hands On Workshop
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To set up and learn packet radio clients. Every attendee installs and configures the packet radio clients VECTOR uses, then practises sending and receiving messages.

Format: 45 minute hands-on session

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P223.1: Data and Packet Setup Night
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To learn about using packet radio and/or share your experiences with others. Good for just starting out with data or helping others get going.

Format: 45 minute hands-on session

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P223.2: Data Practice
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To step beyond just setting up a Winlink system. Send, receive, look up, and check on several Winlink email messages. Understand the full lifecycle of messages we deliver.

Format: 45 minute hands-on exercise

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P224: Radio Room Awareness
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To orient VECTOR members to the radio room and what it involves.

Format: 20 minute discussion session and 25 minute tour

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P225: DSA Awareness
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To prepare you to operate our DSA stations.

Format: 20 minute overview with 25 minute discussion

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P230: HF Series
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To prepare you to operate VECTOR HF stations.

Format: 5 sessions

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