February-March, 2018 Issue of QNI Newsletter Now Available

The latest issue of the QNI Newsletter is now available for download at: https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/qni-2018-2.pdf This issue includes a wide variety of information of interest to radio amateurs. Articles include: RRI First Quarter EMCOMM Exercise The Big Chill Some Thoughts on HF Mobile Thoreau’s 201st Birthday Radiograms Priority Entry Points Backpacking with Pocket-sized Shortwave Radio The Vibroplex […]

RRI Announces Mentoring Program

Radio Relay International is proud to announce its new mentoring program. Radio Relay International registered radio operators are invited to submit a mentor application. They will then be assigned to new operators who wish to become proficient in traffic net operations. Mentors should exhibit the highest standards in decorum, courtesy and operating practices. When applying […]

W6RRI is Alive!

Radio Relay International now has its own official call sign: W6RRI –  Listen for W6RRI during net operations, disaster operations and other public service events. We may even activate it occasionally for contests and special events. It is hoped that “W6RRI” will become synonymous with Radio Relay International and represent the highest standards in operating procedures, […]

First Quarter 2018 EMCOMM Exercise Announced

Radio Relay International is pleased to announce its First Quarter, 2018 EMCOMM Exercise. Traffic handlers, EMCOMM volunteers and radio amateurs in general will find this exercise interesting. It emphasizes portable field operation combined with basic message handling skills. It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate the survivable characteristics of Amateur Radio networks in a public setting. […]

December 2017 Issue of the “QNI Newsletter” Now Available

The latest issue of the “QNI Newsletter is now available at: https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/qni-2017-12.pdf Articles include:  “Grand Old Morse, Grand Old Party;” “The Case for Common Denominators;” “The App Mentality;” “VHF SSB for EMCOMM;” “Old Fashioned Paper and Pencil;” “It’s Your System;” “ShakeOut Section Emergency Exercise;” “A Call for Unity;” “The First Police Radio System;” “QRP for […]

RRI Training Manual TR-001 Now Available

The final draft of the RRI Training Manual, TR-001 is now available for download. This document covers topics such as; “An Introduction to Disaster Telecommunications Theory,” “RRI Manual Mode Networks,” “Introduction to the RRI Digital Traffic Network,” “Basic Radiotelephone Net Procedures,””Radiotelegraph Net Procedures,” and so forth. It is a companion to our TR-002 Basic Training […]

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 […]