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 […]

Michigan Interoperability Conference a Success!

Admiral Ronald Hewitt of the Department of Homeland Security was the opening speaker at the 2017 Michigan Interoperability Conference, which included a presentation about the methods used by Radio Relay International to design, implement and evaluate network operations during the recent Cascadia Rising exercise. Many positive comments were received about the RRI presentation, which outlined a […]

H.R. 588, the “Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act”

This item will be of interest to radio amateurs interested in disaster communication: https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr588/BILLS-115hr588ih.xml 115th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 588 To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 17, 2017 Mr. Pallone introduced the following […]