Tag Archives: ARES/RACES

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 […]

ARRL Field Day 2013 Wrap-Up

How’d your Field Day operation go? I’m glad to say that for the local club I’m involved with, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association in Wausau, WI, we have another successful Field Day in the books. While we may not have had the most contacts, or hit all of our bonus goals, we did have a […]

SKYWARN Weather Net Control Operations

I’m frequently the person behind the microphone when the skies turn dark and a severe weather net is in order. While I enjoy being out in the field spotting, sometimes running the show and keeping everything in order can be even more challenging and exciting. I decided to kick off my first ‘behind the scenes’ […]

Get on the Air with an Emergency Communications Field Kit

Summer time usually gets pretty active in the life of an emergency communications volunteer. When we don’t have severe weather to capture our attention, we are out volunteering our services as communicators for community events. One such event I help out with is a multi-day bicycle tour that winds through the state of Wisconsin. Events […]

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 […]

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