We're hosting a PaRTEE for future hams! PaRTEE virtual Ham Cram-style study session Monday, 11/2/2020 9:30a-1:30p We're hosting a study session next Monday for folks who want to get their technician (entry-level) license! We picked this day because we know some people who can make it then, because there are multiple options for exam times that day, and because it's just before the election. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form to RSVP! There are a few exam option
We've been busy surviving COVID-19, moving to multiple places, and organizing and protesting for Black lives and for abolition, and generally trying to deal with everything that 2020 has thrown at us (dry lightning storms and devastating fires in August? A SCOTUS conservative super majority? You sure want us to remember you, 2020). But we're back! And we want to share with you a few things we're doing to prepare for the next major emergency. Many people we know are preparing for a wave of whit
Please don't assume that Signal conversations are safe; they aren't. Encryption is, at best, safe for now. Encrypted data can always be saved to be decrypted later, and it's reasonable to assume that at least some of it is. Here's a poem that sums up the problem: Storage is cheap Budgets are deep A quantum leap Secrets they'll reap Okay, it might not be the best poem, but it's short and easy to remember. 😃 While it's a good practice to use e2ee (end-to-end encrypted) apps like Signal, there
While we work on our next digital security workshop, we wanted to offer some tips from the last one and also make ourselves available if your group or org have questions. We'd love to talk to you!
Join us for some "Hams on" training! Our next Ham Radio Basics session on Thursday, March 12, at 6pm in preparation for the March 14th Ham Cram. Come to one or both events! Please email email@example.com for details.
#LatePost! #Flashback to mid January when Berry Pie (aka Jen-Mei) and Gecke (aka Loke) collaborated with Fireline Coyote (aka Jeff) on a hands-on, QTPOC-centered Intro to Ham radio panel: Get on the Furnet! at the Further Confusion Conference [https://www.furtherconfusion.org/] (unfortunately, Jen-Mei was out sick so didn't get to make it to the event). In attendance we had some folks who had never heard of Ham Radio before, some Ham Curious folks who were interested in getting licensed, and bo
Friends, Family, and Community, Jen-Mei and Loke here - we are excited to share a new project we’ve been cooking up the last six months - Power and Resilience Through Experiential Education (PaRTEE) [https://partee4justice.org/]. In our journeys as social justice activists, we’ve realized how we and our Queer, Trans, Women, Femme, and People of Color communities are collectively reliant on systems, structures, and people who 1) we are not aware that we are reliant on in the first place and 2) a
The other week Jen-Mei hosted a gathering of folks from our shared communities to trade information we’ve collected to date about emergency preparedness and get a sense of what felt the most interesting/engaging/raw for folks. We talked about the fires and PG&E shut-offs in California. We also shared personal information and stories, and wanted to share some folks' experiences in relationship to the power outages that we found particularly interesting or surprising. The following is based on a t
Jen-Mei and Loke are now officially CERTified! (We passed our Community Emergency Response Team training!) The training, which was sponsored by the Alameda County Fire Department and consisted of two (very full) back-to-back Saturdays, reviewed leverage and cribbing (we can lift heavy, unliftable things off of people!), putting out (wastebasket-sized) fires (no really, we actually put out fires), and leading a search and rescue. We highly recommend the training as a great place to start in equip
Loke Davis and I are starting a new organization to provide trainings to activists (in particular QTPOC and QTWOC) on various skills. We're starting with Ham Radio. We're launching the web site soon, but wanted to share here in the meantime. We're calling the project Power & Resilience Through Experiential Education because it's descriptive and spells PaRTEE. :-) In September, I volunteered at Run4Salmon [http://www.run4salmon.org/] doing radio communication for the medical team. Run4Salmon is