Tag Archives: ARES/RACES

2017 Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference and Digital HF Presentation

Every year in October, emergency communication team members and leaders get together for the annual Wisconsin ARES/RACES conference. This year’s conference, the 19th annual held, featured the theme of Digital Communication. Digital is a big subject and a one day conference can barely scratch the surface. The presenters did an excellent job at highlight the […]

Building an Ultra Portable Go-Box

You may have seen my previous video in which I reviewed the Luiton (Leixen) LT-898UV 10 watt mobile radio. In this episode I build an ultra portable go-kit around the rig, and share my experiences after using it a few weeks. Parts Used (available on Amazon) Luiton LT-898UV 10 watt mobile: http://amzn.to/2eG4FlY Kenwood KMC-30 compatible […]

Cold Weather Radio Operating

This past week the Polar Vortex gripped the Upper Midwest with bone chilling temperatures and even worse wind chills. You’d think I would be used to cold like this, being an almost life resident of the State of Wisconsin (I’ll admit I lived in Minnesota a few years). So what makes this week any different […]

Get Ready for the Simulated Emergency Test

Are you ready for the SET? Is your ARES/RACES team prepared for this annual event? Coming up the first weekend in October, the Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is a drill for ARES/RACES teams to practice deployment and communications effectiveness. Most SET drills can be quite simple, yet some groups really love to test the limits […]

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