From Jan K1NN, manager IATN-East: CAN NCS stations have already, or are about to, move their net to 3552, probably for the rest of the Fall and Winter. Alpha and Kilo IATN operators will please watch out for this. An individual NCS may still revert to 7052, or 7108, based on his/her assessment of conditions […]
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 […]
Submitted by Jan K1NN, Manager IATN-East Download here RRIE IATN CYCLE 4 REPORT SEPTEMBER 2017 Dear All: Attached please find our September IATN-East report, and also the latest version of our contact info sheet. If you prefer to not receive mailings such as this one, please contact me about that, and I’ll take you off […]
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 […]
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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 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 […]
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