EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD OWN A HAM RADIO AND HAVE AN ADMINISTRATOR OR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST WITH A THERE LICENSE TO OPERATE IT AND TEACH 12TH GRADERS HOW TO USE MORSE CODE.
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According to the FCC, every month in the United States, over 1,000 people get their first amateur radio (ham) license. This entry level license, Technician Class, comes with full privileges on VHF and UHF bands, as well as limited HF privileges.
Because most new hams start with VHF and UHF, the most logical rig for the newly licensed operator is the "handie talkie", more commonly known as the HT. An HT is basically a high-tech version of the walkie-talkie.
HTs get the new ham on the air immediately. They are limited to line-of-sight communications, but because of repeaters located on tall buildings and mountain peaks, hams with HTs can talk for many miles. With the right antennas, HTs can even be used to talk to the International Space Station, space shuttle, or bounce signals off amateur radio satellites. The new ham can become trained in public service and emergency response, and volunteer to help with public events using their new HT.
HTs are inexpensive compared to full-sized transceivers used as base stations.
Get your license, if you don't already have one. The ARRL website has plenty of information for prospective hams. The ARRL can also help you find a club in your area that is eager to welcome you into the ham radio community.
BUY YOUR FIRST RADIO
Construct a Ham RadioGet your operating license first by taking the licensing exam through the FCC. You'll find information on classes and exams through the ARRL (American Radio Relay League)
PEPPM K12 GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT
States have statutes regarding intergovernmental relations or joint powers agreements that address cooperative purchasing by public agencies or governmental units.
Pennsylvania has PEPPM.ORG Dec-1998
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
- PO Box 213 Lewisburg, PA 17837
- 90 LAWTON LN MILTON, PA 17847-9756
PEPPM has expanded the number of catalog bid contracts offering buyers an array of more than 1,000 bid protected technology related brands within specific product categories.The program offers hundreds of thousands of bid protected items, and they are not limited to computers and software. In fact, almost anything related to your school's technology needs or E-rate technology plan can be found on PEPPM – from copiers to telephones and from digital cameras to network switches. Bid proposals, Awarded Vendors, Product Line Bid Award List. Product Line Pre Bid Meeting.
New products are added frequently and vary from state to state, so check the listings at www.peppm.org for the products and vendors currently available in your state. Or, see all pricing displayed through eCommerce at Epylon.
Epylon is owned by Tim Blanton and Kelly Blanton (CEO and chairman, respectively), who founded the company as a dot-com in 1999, along with Stephen George.
3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. 110 - Lafayette, CA 94549 - USA
+1-925-407-1020 (Phone) - 925-407-1021 (Fax)
Epylon is the Online Marketplace for Vendors Selling Education Products to Government. The company also provides management consulting and information retrieval services. Clients include the public school systems of every state. The company started a subsidiary of Accenture for two years, until 2003, when it was spun off as an independent company. Website gives this address 645 Harrision, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94107 US [p] 925-407-1013 Fax:9254071013
PEPPM BUYERS GUIDE
We know of no PEPPM bid protected purchase that has ever been cited in an audit!
PEPPM regularly provides supporting documentation to state auditors and educational agencies undergoing an audit.
Awarding Institution: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 90 Lawton Lane Milton, PA 17847
PEPPM Bid Advertisement and Award Information
Dates and places of publication of notice inviting bids and Award dates can be found at www.peppm.org/pa.
For More Information: Contact David Manney at (570) 523-1155 x2174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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FOR BUYING COOPERATIVES
PEPPM Sell Technology to Pennsylvania Schools
PEPPM Staff with specific questions as it relates to using PEPPM contracts for E-rate purchases.E-rate Questions Desk at CSIU
570-523-1155 x 2144.
Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC)
151 Spring Street Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 800-367-6447 ext 236 | Fax: 703-796-9611
The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) program is applicable to all public and/or governmental organizations and agencies. The program offers two designations, a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).
Professional certification is a great investment. It will pay dividends for both yourself and your agency. Having a CPPO or CPPB certificate on your wall speaks volumes about your professionalism and credibility. It's like having a professional engineer on staff. Also, recent studies have shown that certified professionals have higher earning capacity. More agencies are offering increased pay to certified buyers and the higher level positions often go to CPPB and CPPO holders.
Darin Matthews, CPPO, C.P.M.
Director, Procurement & Distribution
Portland Public Schools