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  1. Northland HamFest 2012 HOSPITALS And HAM RADIO

  2. KansasCityHospitalEmergencyAmateurRadioTeams What does all this mean???

  3. Overview of Project • Created as a result of impact of Katrina on the hospitals, 2005 • Current leadership developed a implantation plan • Researched other Hospital/Ham Radio projects • Developed a standardized station design • Based on an All Hazards approach • Funding from ASPR grants via Regional Hospital Committee • Conceived 2006, First install Centerpoint, 2008 • Currently have 44 facilities as members including regional healthcare EOCs and other facilities not funded by the MARC region project (i.e. Lawrence Memorial).

  4. Group Structure and Organization • Management Team: • Carolyn, N0CJ, Project Director • Matt, KC4WCG, Project Manager • Brian , KC0BS, Technical Manager • Structure required to support the hospitals • Lead and Support radio operators • Primary ham POC as well as secondary ham POC • Hospital POC

  5. Screen Grab of UIV Map of all stations

  6. Screen Grab of UIV Map of all stations

  7. Operating Standards • What is the goal? • Be prepared to respond to a communications emergency • When might we be called out? • We don’t know, so we need to be ready at all times. • What are the expectations by the facilities of the operators? • Be able to work in an ICS –based environment (HICS) • Join the volunteer program at the hospital

  8. Operating Standards • What are the expectations by the facilities of the operators? • Be respectful of the equipment, • No changes to standard configuration without approval of the management team and facility. • Collect and provide Radio Room Information – (operator’s guide)

  9. Fitzgibbon Hospital

  10. Review of Installed Equipment • Standard configurations: • Yaesu FT-8800 primary data radio • Dual band (2 Meter and 70 Centimeter) • KPC3 Plus wired to the radio • Yaesu FT-8900 primary voice radio • Four Band (10,6,2 Meter and 70 Centimeter) • 10 and 6 on left side only • Yaesu FT-897 (One HF station per county) • HF + 6,2 and .7 meters, LGD tuner, SteppIR beam w/rotator or folded dipole ant. • 2 Basic VHF/UHF setups • Heads on the radios • Heads at the control point, radios in the penthouse

  11. Centerpoint Medical CenterMessy but beautiful

  12. Review of Installed Equipment 8800 with heads remote mounted

  13. Providence Medical CenterInstall before the new ED was open

  14. Review of Installed Equipment 8900 with heads remote mounted

  15. St. Luke’s Hospital - SmithvilleRemote head example in a creative place

  16. Review of Installed Equipment 8800 with head on the radio w/TNC

  17. St. Luke’s Northland Radio and Control Head Together Plenum rated hardline coax (blue) Power supplies FT-8800, 8900, 897 Computer and TNC

  18. Review of Installed Equipment 8900 with head on the radio

  19. FT-8800 with head attached

  20. Review of Installed Equipment 897 with tuner and folded dipole

  21. Tri Band and Dual Band Antennas

  22. St. Joe and their beam

  23. Review of Installed Equipment • Power supply issues

  24. Standardization • Radio Equipment • 1 dual band • 1 quad band • 1 HF rig (per county) • Programming Templates • Top 9 are open for localization • Job Descriptions • Duties and Responsibilities • Regional  ID cards • Personal information collection form

  25. KCHEART Rank/Title Amateur Radio Operator Type IV Issued 1/1/2010 Expires 12/31/2012 First Name Last Name CALL SIGN Greater Kansas City Responder ID VOL

  26. Activation Notification (City Watch) • Voice, email and SMS text message • Routine Nets • Date • Time • Frequency (how often) • Frequency (where) • Use 146.940 repeater?

  27. Training and Exercises • Training • Radio operation • 8800 and 8900 • 897 • Digital • Traffic passing • Exercises • Hospitals are required to exercise twice a year • Regional SET • Others?

  28. Questions????? Matt May, KC4WCG KCHEART Program Manager kc4wcg@hotmail.com

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