NHQ, Alexandria, VA (04/12/2018) – Part of SATERN’s Strategic Plan is to increase awareness of SATERN within and
outside of The Salvation Army. In May, National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist (WB8BZH) will advance that part of the
Strategic Plan by speaking at several national conferences.
The first presentation will be at the National Community Relations & Development (CRD) and Emergency Disaster
Services (EDS) Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Feist will present “It Really Can All Fail!” about SATERN’s response to
the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
A week later, Feist will co-present with ARRL Preparedness Manager Mike Corey (KI1U) and Jacqueline A. Yannacci,
American Red Cross Director of Community Mobilization Partnerships at the National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disasters) Conference in Providence, RI. The talk entitled, “American Red Cross – ARRL Response to Hurricane
Maria: Amateur Radio Support for Disaster Operations”, will discuss the partnership between the American Red Cross, the
ARRL and SATERN in providing Amateur Radio communications for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
The next week, Feist will present several times at the Dayton Hamvention in Xenia, OH. On Saturday, 19 May, he will
present, “It Really Can All Fail!” and will also be part of a Partnership Panel Discussion and an FCC Disaster EmComm
Public Workshop. He will also do a brief presentation at the ARRL Booth that weekend.