RRI Third Quarter EmComm Exercise 18 August 2018

On Saturday, August 18, Radio Relay International will be conducting its Third Quarter Emergency Communications Exercise in cooperation with REACT International. This exercise is open to all RRI Registered Radio Operators, individual radio amateurs and local EmComm organizations. The exercise, held in conjunction with Earth Ex 2018, is designed to expose RRI personnel to the […]

Resilient CW in Marginal Conditions

Submitted by Lou VK5EEE of Communicators Without Borders Resilient Communications: Morse Adaptation in Poor Propagation Conditions Cw at 12WPM can be copied down to -12dB SNR @ 2500 Hz and lower SNR with repeats and slower throughput, e.g. down to -26dB QRSS. Ref: http://www.pa3fwm.nl/technotes/tn09b.html An important skill in resilient communications is the ability to adapt […]

RRI Operators in the News

H/T to retired Navy Chief Alex Rey KB3SBR for bring this to our attention. The Penobscot Bay Pilot newspaper called out three of our top operators yesterday. Steve Hansen KB1TCE , Jeff Miller WB8WKQ and Jim Wades WB8SIW featured in the story of amateur radio’s response to Hurricans Irma and Maria. Miller and Wades serve on […]

Hurricane Harvey: Organize Your Community with National SOS Radio Network

DOWNLOAD THE National SOS Radio Network INSTRUCTION FLYER HERE. Neighborhoods and communities hit by hurricane Harvey can use the National SOS Radio Network to organize in the aftermath. Use commonplace FRS/GMRS walkie-talkies to communicate with others in your neighborhood.  If you have power, listen to Channel 1 for possible distress calls. With radio, it’s possible […]

RRI National Communication Strategy introduced

RRI introduced the National Communication Strategy today. Details are still being developed but it’s based on the National SOS Radio Network and recruits local ham clubs to implement a second layer using Neighborhood HamWatch‘s protocol. The National SOS Radio Network was recently adopted as RRI’s official community service program. Network founder Eric Knight, KB1EHE formed the […]

Fillable ICS-213 compliant radiogram form now available

RRI took the initiative to created the first fully ICS-213 compliant radiogram form that, with minimal modification, maintains complete mode/medium interoperability, contains network management information and includes full “audit trail” data uses standard radiogram procedures This is possible thanks to the standard radiogram’s perfection by a century of use by amateur, commercial, maritime and military traffic […]