Club Meeting Tuesday October 13 – Duane Mariotti, WB9RER – The Future of Emergency Communications

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 PM

Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance


In less than 20 years, cell phones have gone from a basic communications device to a handheld multi-functional communicator. Significant funding has supported statewide integrated two way voice and data radio systems. Does amateur radio have a role with the new technical changes that will continue to improve the emergency communications infrastructure?

If you missed Duane’s appearance at Hamcon 2015 as a Tech Talk Speaker, now is your chance to meet WB9RER. He will answer your questions.

WB9RERDuane Mariotti, WB9RER, has been an amateur radio operator for over thirty years and involved in emergency response for over 40 years. Duane was a paramedic, EMT and fire fighter, and has been a college course level instructor in electrical engineering, hazardous materials and biomedical technology. Duane is an electrical engineer with an emphasis in biomedical technology. He is currently employed by a major hospital group where he is responsible for implementing medical technology systems to support safe patient care.

Duane is a frequent lecturer and has several publications related to emergency communications and biomedical engineering. He has served on several Washington State and Federal committees post 9/11 related to disaster healthcare preparedness. Duane is currently a volunteer coordinator for KPARN (Kaiser Permanente Amateur Radio).

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View and download a flyer for this meeting HERE.