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Field Operations Type III, Part A

Date: 08/15/20 Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:15 PM Location: Hellyer Park, 985 Hellyer Ave.
Credential Credit (What's this?): Yes

Prerequisites, Course Description, and Course Materials:

  • See the Field Communicator Type III Part A page for complete information on prerequisites, course details, and to download the course materials
  • The training presentation may be updated 2-3 days prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email.


  • Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave., San Jose.
  • See map here
  • The Velodrome entrance is closed.  Enter at the Cottonwood entrance.
  • Be sure to allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the training area near the velodrome.

Unique Evironment:

  • Since we will be outdoors and very spread out for "social distancing", there will be a couple of differences in how we conduct this class.  Specifically:
  • We will use our radios instead of a microphone and speakers.  Students will listen to the instructor, ask questions, and interact with other students over the radio.
  • There will be no projector.  Everyone will need to bring a copy of the course presentation that is big enough to read easily - either printed or on a tablet or PC.

What You Need To Bring (in additional to the course materials):

  • Face mask
  • HT with plenty of battery for 3 hours.  You should be able to operate on extra low power, so it shouldn't be a problem.
  • Minimum of earbud or headphones, so we don't bother others in the park with radio chatter.  A headset (headphones with boom microphone) is recommended for best audio quality (hearing and speaking).  If you come without a headset or earbud you will be asked to leave.
  • A lawnchair suitable for setting up in the grass or dirt of a park setting.  As an alternative, you could sit on a blanket or tarp.
  • Clipboards (preferably 2-3).  One to hold the presentation.  The other to hold other exercise papers.
  • Electronic or printed copy of the classroom presentation.
    • If you bring an electronic device, make sure your device will last 3+ hours.
    • If you are using paper copies the one or two slides per page format would be your best option.  The 3, 4, and 6 per page printed format is small and probably won’t work.
  • Printed copies of all other course materials (see the course description page for all course materials - link above).   The in-class exercises require you to write on the various forms.
  • Hat and sunscreen.  We will be outdoors so prepare accordingly.
  • Water or other beverage and snacks as you desire.  As an added precaution, we will not share any food or beverage containers.  So bring your own.
  • Tote bag or backpack to carry your materials.  It's about a 10-15 minute leasurely walk from the parking area to the training area.  So, you'll need something to make carrying your stuff easier.

Safety:  Follow all recommendations from health officials

  • Review these screening questions and, if you have any of the listed symptoms, please remain at home.
  • If you are in the higher risk category (see County health guidelines), it's best to stay home
  • Practice social distancing (maintain at least 6 feet separation from others) at all times
  • Wear a mask at all times


  • When you arrive at the training area, someone will be available to sign you in on the ICS-211.
  • Please do NOT bunch up a check-in.  Stay 6 ft apart at all times.

NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions, and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 30 minutes due to the unique teaching environment.

Class size is limited to the first 40 people that sign up.

Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc. If you need help finding the location, this will be the talk-in frequency.

Note: 90% or better class time attendance required for credit.

Instructor: Fox

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