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President - Andrew M. Podner ...
President - Andrew M. Podner (N5AMP) Andrew comes to JARS with 7 years of experience in military operations in the United States Army National Guard.As a Detachment Operations NCO, Andrew was responsible for the operations and training of more than 50 soldiers as well as a multitude of high value logistical assets, as well serving in deployments for natural disasters.Andrew also spent 2 years as a volunteer firefighter in Northwest Louisiana.In the recent past, Andrew has served as the President of a Homeowner's Association, and a Commissioner on both the Planning Commission and Building Standards Commission in the City of Fort Worth, Texas.Currently Andrew resides in Burleson, Texas and is a Division Manager for a global manufacturer of products for the municipal water and wastewater industry.Andrew currently holds an Extra Class HAM license, is SKYWARN qualified, and has completed over a dozen FEMA NIMS Courses including IS-100, IS-200, IS-208, IS-230, IS-235.IS-700, and IS-800, as well as ARRL's EMCOMM Level 1, 2, and 3 Courses, along with several other courses in Emergency Management and Disaster Response.Andrew is an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for ARES in Johnson County, TX
JARS members Andrew Podner ...
JARS members Andrew Podner (N5AMP) and Josh Berry (AE5FN) spent the day providing the communications link for two of the rider support, or SAG, vehicles at the 23rd annual Tour d' Italy bike rally in Italy, TX.
Our speaker, Andy Podner, will ...
Our speaker, Andy Podner, will discuss the technologies, missions, and challenges involved with bridging communications gaps with existing and new technologies in amateur radio communications.
The presentation will describe different missions and discuss specific hurdles and solutions used with regards to technological, regulatory (e.g. NIMS), and human assets before, during, and after disaster events.
Andrew is a division Manager and works extensively in business and product development for a municipal infrastructure manufacturer headquartered in New Jersey.
He has served as a Volunteer Firefighter and also in the Louisiana Army National Guard as an Operations / Training NCO in a Transportation Unit.
Formerly, he was a Commissioner on both the Building Standards and Plan Commissions in the City of Fort Worth.
More recently, Andrew has been serving as President of Johnson County Amateur Radio Service since 2007.
He is also an Assistant Emergency Coordinator & Local Government Liaison for the American Radio Relay League and is responsible for developing and coordinating emergency communications for Johnson County, Texas.