5 December 2019 TAKE ACTION NOW! New York University Petition for FCC Declaratory Ruling As many of you know, New York University has, for some time now, attempted to shut down the Winlink system, largely through the instrumentation of its “NYU Wireless” advocacy organization, which normally represents large commercial telecommunications common carriers. In their attempts to […]
The RRI Board of Directors has filed a response to New York University’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling in reference to FCC WT Docket 16-239. The NYU petition seeks a very restrictive ruling, which could severely limit the use of digital communications methods. The RRI Response can be found here.
With heavy heart we mark the passing of our dear friend and RRI charter director Grant Hays WB6OTS. Grant passed away suddenly while touring overseas on September 25th 2019. Grant was a lifelong traffic handler and joined the U.S. Army in 1959. After a stint with the Army Security Agency he served in various capacities […]
A revised bulletin issued August 30 in reference to emergency communications preparedness for Hurricane Dorian has been posted to the “Publications” section of the RRI Web Page. It may be found under “Emergency Operations – Current:” http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RRI-BULLETIN-Hurricane-Dorian-301152Z-Aug-2019.pdf
Radio Relay International has posted an initial guidance bulletin in reference to potential emergency communications response to Tropical Storm Dorian. The document is available on our “Publications Page” under the heading “Emergency Operations – Current:” http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BULLETIN-Tropical-Storm-Dorian-2019-8-28Z.pdf
Long-time CW traffic operators are cordially invited to take a trip down memory lane to nearly a quarter century ago. Now posted to our “Publications” page are some MP3 audio files containing recordings of the QMN (Michigan) Net, Eastern Area Net (EAN), Eighth Region Net (8RN) and an Army MARS Broadcast from station WAR in […]
There’s still plenty of reason to know how to use this Morse telegraph key. Reprinted from The Conversation under the terms of the Creative Commons License Photo: Jason Salmon/Shutterstock.com May 21, 2019 7.36am EDT By Eddie King The first message sent by Morse code’s dots and dashes across a long distance traveled from Washington, D.C., […]
The July, 2019 issue of the “QNI Newsletter” is now available. In this issue one will find a variety of articles including: *The Camp Fire *If You Can’t Say Something Nice *Basic Training for EmComm *FRS/GMRS Radio as a Force Multiplier *What is Interoperability? *CONELRAD…and more. https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/qni-2019-7.pdf
RRI continues to expand its list of on-line training materials. Our most recent addition is a slide series entitled “Portable Emergency Communications,” a link to which is provided below. Check the “Publications” section of the web page for a copy of our training manual, field manual and other training and operational information: http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Portable-EmComm-PPT-2019-5-30-Draft.pdf
A brief introductory power-point training program explaining the purpose and structure of the National SOS Radio Network and Neighborhood Hamwatch programs is now available. These programs are designed to enhance neighborhood emergency communications preparedness while increasing the efficiency of local Amateur Radio Service emergency communications programs.