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Month: October 2023


Ok, I am not a huge fan of unnecessary acronyms, but Did You Feel It, or DYFI (diff-ee) just seems fun.

So yesterday (October 19th) was the nationwide Earthquake Exercise. To demonstrate the usefulness of WINLINK in such events, the WINLINK Development Team sponsored the Did You Feel It event where Hams were asked to fill out a new template in WinLink Express documenting their experience in an earthquake event. Based on those answers a magnitude estimate was generated and the USGS address was automatically populated.

Rachel and I sent the forms in via Packet and found it quite easy to use.

You can view the nationwide results of all that checked-in and even zoom in to just St. Mary’s County by going to the Live Map here:


Recommended Training

    Here are links to the recommended courses we discussed at the October meeting :

IS-100 – https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c&lang=en

IS-200 – https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.c&lang=en

There are plenty of other good training opportunities through FEMA that you may find interesting, so poke around and if you find one you think the group would benefit from let us know. One that I stumbled upon is IS-66 – Preparing the Nation for Space Weather Events. I have not taken it yet but intend to!