Tag Archives: ARES/RACES

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 […]

J-Poles at the Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference

I’ve had  the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference for 10 of the last twelve years that it has been offered. The conference, always held in late October is a great time for learning, networking, and sharing. In addition to the presentations and round table discussions at the conference this year, ARES members […]

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