Net affiliation summary, Summer 2017 RRI welcomes EPAEPTN and QMN as new affiliated nets Eastern Penna Emergency Phone & Traffic Net EPAEPTN was founded ca 1957 in response to a series of devastating hurricanes. Civil Defense officials deployed mobile capable amateurs to report on flooding levels, infrastructure damage, and casualties saving many lives. EPAEPTN has […]
Introduction: most American hams have no role to play in the rescue and recovery efforts underway in Puerto Rico. We can only watch and pray. We can also absorb the lessons presented us, in real time, and prepare against the inevitable Black Swan events. Originally published in QNI Newsletter, October 2017 For a couple of […]
It’s been a long time since MARS phone patches brought peace of mind to thousands of anxious families whose men were fighting a war half a world away. Here’s an example of amateur radio relay operators bringing peace of mind to anxious loved ones today. This voice mail message, used with the permission and gratitude […]
Get your copy of the October issue of QNI newsletter! This is the biggest issue yet – more than thirty pages for the traffic handler!
The “Public Safety Advocate” has a nice article on the role of Amateur Radio Service in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Radio Relay International is mentioned prominently at the beginning of the article: http://allthingsfirstnet.com/public-safety-advocate-when-all-else-fails-there-is-ham-radio/
The following document contains information regarding the Hurricane Maria emergency communications response. Please forward to all EMCOMM organizations. BULLETIN – Hurricane Maria 2017-9-24
Some excellent publicity for ham radio in general and our traffic nets in particular! A disaster welfare inquiry message conveyed by traffic nets resulted in some excellent publicity! The television news article is available at: http://www.kmov.com/story/36276900/ham-radio-operators-help-metro-east-woman-find-her-son-in-harvey