Tag Archives: public safety

Essential Net Control Forms

Nobody told me that being net control operator would involve so much paperwork. With a constant barrage of radio traffic and seemingly endless bits and pieces of information to keep track of, how do we keep our nets running efficiently without letting any of that traffic fall through the cracks. The answer is forms, lots […]

Break Tags: Keep your Net Control Operation Running Smooth

During a weather net or other type of ARES/RACES activity, I’m typically the the person behind the microphone, operating as net control and keeping things running smooth. In my years as a net control operator, one skill I’ve picked up is the use of break tags to streamline operations and increase net efficiency. “Break Tags […]

Fall 2013 New Product Launch

“My fall 2013 new product launch includes two new Slim Jim antennas.”Tweet ThisWe have a couple of new products available, just in time for the Christmas Holidays. As our Slim Jim Antennas become more and more popular, I’ve expanded the product line with models that cover more frequency ranges. My fall 2013 new product launch […]

How to increase the range of a radio scanner

Radio Scanning has come a long way since the old ‘Rock Boxes’ of the 1970’s. This article explores how to get the best performance out of your analog or digital radio scanner. Radio scanning is a great hobby. Not only do you stay informed with happening in your neighborhood or community, but listening to a […]

ARES/RACES VHF Station Recommendation

Congratulations on being a member of your local ARES/RACES emergency communications group. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service is a great component of amateur radio and allows ham radio operators the opportunity to provide a valuable public service to their community. A common question when setting up a station for ARES/RACES communication, is what type of […]

Discone vs a J-Pole Scanner Antenna

If you are looking for a broadband scanner antenna, you may be lured towards the direction of the discone antenna. Discones have unique features that make good scanner antennas, but are they the right choice for your setup? Would a J-Pole better suit your purposes? A discone antenna is a form of bi-conical antenna with […]

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