New Slide Series – “Portable Emergency Communications” TR-004

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:

New slide series – Introduction to the National SOS Radio Network and Neighborhood Hamwatch programs

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.

Updated Traffic Net Directory Available

The Radio-Relay Traffic Net Database has been updated as of 3/7/2020. Thank you to those who have submitted information to build this database. Currently, we will produce this as a PDF document for easy printing. In the future, we are planning to make it available as a searchable online resource. This directory lists active traffic nets in North America, Europe and Oceania, no matter the affiliation. Whether you are a newcomer to traffic handling, or a well-seasoned veteran, this will make it easier to find a net near you that can handle traffic. It is up to you to create or relay messages for the system. The database is sorted first by Area (EU, OC, EAN, CAN, WAN), then by Region, then by State, then by Time (Time Zone is local or Zulu). If a Net Manager is known, then their call and email address are listed. As always, if you see something missing, changed or needs to be deleted please email with the details.