Tag Archives: emcomm

MURS, The Multi-Use Radio Service

Is this the best kept secret in 2-Way Radio Communication? The Multi-Use Radio Service, or MURS, is an unlicensed radio service that allows for personal and business communications on five VHF channels. So what’s the amateur radio connection to MURS? If you are a involved with an amateur radio emergency communications group, you will want […]

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 […]

Net Protocols and Break Tags for Public Service Activities

Many amateur radio clubs, ARES/RACES, and emergency communications groups help out with local events by providing health and welfare communications. In fact, volunteering to provide communication assistance is a great way to hone your emergency communication skills. So here’s some tips on how to be an effective communicator at your next event Watch the video […]

Amateur Radio Hidden Transmitter Fox Hunt

Today we’re on a fox hunt for a hidden transmitter. It’s just like the ‘Amazing Race’ but instead of getting clues, we are using radio direction finding techniques to search for the transmitter hidden somewhere in the city. On April 1st, 2017 our local amateur radio club, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association organized a fox […]

Build it: 2 meter Tape Measure Yagi Beam Antenna

I enjoy searching for hidden transmitters. I did my first fox hunt more than 15 years ago and built a tape measure yagi antenna for that purpose. That antenna served me well and not only sniffed out hidden transmitters, but also located an  individual causing malicious interference to our local repeater. Our club was looking […]

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