Tag Archives: emergency communications

Build an APRS Fill in Digipeater

I’ve done a couple of videos on APRS, or the Automated Packet Reporting System. APRS is a tactical real-time communication system to share location information and short messages. It can be really handy for tracking vehicles and other assets during events like parades, rides or walkathons. But if you are using a low powered APRS […]

Portable Field Operations Presentation

A couple months back you may have remembered my video and blog post on NVIS or Near Vertical Incidence Skywave propagation. In that video I give a introduction to the NVIS method and perform a real world demonstration of an NVIS contact. Well that video was as a precursor to a presentation I was to […]

Introduction to APRS- the Automated Packet Reporting System

The Automated Packet Reporting Service is a digital real time communications system to share tactical information and messages. The most common activity in APRS is to plot the location of moving objects using GPS information, but APRS can also be used for short messaging, weather station telemetry, announcements, and displaying objects on a map. The […]

Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Propagation

Near Vertical Incidence Skywave Propagation is an effective form of HF communication for stations in a 100 – 300 mile range. Ideal for Emcomm, the emergency communicator should be familiar with the use of NVIS antennas and propagation. Learn more about NVIS for emergency communications along with a short demonstration by watching the video below. […]

ARRL Field Day 2018 Recap

Every year for ARRL Field Day, we try to mix things up- find a gimmick so to say. This year was no different when my local club, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association, participated in a joint ARRL Field Day event with the Merrill Amateur Radio Group (MARG) of Merrill, WI. This year we did a […]

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