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.
Radio Relay International has released its initial Net Directory. This directory lists active traffic nets throughout North America of any affiliation. It’s purpose is to facilitate access to networks that interface with the national messaging layer (traffic system). This is the initial document. Future plans call for a searchable database. In addition, we solicit any […]
Due to an increased interest in public origination of Christmas season radiograms, RRI has added a PDF radiogram with a “Happy Holidays” watermark to its library of radiogram form options. The “RRI Radiogram Form 1801 Christmas Season” form is a fillable PDF. Users simply populate the desired fields in the standard “all caps,” then print […]
The December, 2018 issue of the “QNI Newsletter” is now available. Articles include “Digital Mobile,” “Dealing with Zero Sunspots,” “Dear Santa,” “Bruce Kelly Memorial QSO Party,” “The Uncontested CW Band,” “Dreaming in/of CW,”…..and more…… https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/qni-2018-12.pdf
A bulletin announcing the Navy Medical System Exercise scheduled for September 5 and 6 has been posted to the RRI Publications Page. RRI personnel should be aware of this upcoming emergency exercise and be available to assist if needed. http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Exercise-Bulletin-Navy-Medical-5-Sep-2018.pdf
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 […]
On July 31, three RRI operators, using radiotelegraphy, relayed a radiogram over a 12,000-mile circuit from Germany to New Zealand. At 2030Z, Amateur Station DL4FN, operated by Peter Dintelmann in Erbach, Germany, originated a radiogram message addressed to VK5EEE in Australia, which was transmitted on schedule to WB8WKQ, operated by Jeff Miller, in Dryden, Michigan. […]
The July, 2018 issue of the “QNI Newsletter” is now available at: https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/qni-2018-7.pdf At 47 pages, there is a lot of information included that will be of interest to not just traffic operators and EmComm volunteers, but also the average radio amateur.
A recent Amateur Radio Newsline article has generated interest in Radio Relay International’s National SOS Radio Network and Hamwatch programs. These closely related programs are part of an integrated approach to leverage FRS and GMRS radio communications assets to build organic and responsive networks and relationships, which extend into the neighborhood and community service level. The […]
RRI Board member Marty Ray (N9SE) represented RRI as a panelist at the Dayton FCC Emergency Communications Workshop. Panelists included representatives from FEMA, the Federal SHARES program, US Air Force and US Army MARS and the Federal Communications Commission. During the workshop, the FCC outlined concerns and recommendations being considered to improve emergency communications response […]