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Red Cross ECRV decommissioned

Red Cross Decommissioning Emergency Communication Response Vehicles

Preparing for the next generation of emergency communications, the Red Cross is in the process of decommissioning their Emergency Communication Response Vehicles (ECRV) and replacing them with a more flexible and mobile emergency communications go kit. According to a article on the ARRL site: The American Red Cross has made the decision to phase out […]

KB9VBR J-Pole Antenna Field Test and Demo

Thank you Justin for creating this unsolicited independent review and field test of the 2 meter J-Pole antenna. It’s greatly appreciated. If you are looking for mounting ideas for the antenna, Justin used a J-mount that screws into the roof with four large lag screws. This is a common mount for the small DTV satellite […]

winter weather scanner radio

Winter Weather Scanning

Severe weather doesn’t just happen in the spring and summer. For much of the US, as the temperatures turn cold, winter weather is a real threat. Although we usually don’t have the sudden onslaught of severity that a line of thunderstorms can bring, a winter storm warning can bring serious consequences to a community. Once […]