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|8/30/2005||Emergency Communications||Communications Infrastructure No Match for Katrina
n this age of cheap commoditized consumer electronics and advanced mobile technology, why can't all the people of a city make contact during an emergency? The Red Cross tomorrow expects to begin deploying a host of systems it will need, including satellite telephones, portable satellite dishes, specially equipped communications trucks, high- and low-band radio systems, and generator-powered wireless computer networks.
|10/22/2004||Emergency Communications||Mountain Wave Emergency Communications
Volunteer, non-profit search and rescue (SAR) organization that incorporates amateur radio.
A Weekly Bulletin for ARES and other EMCOMM Operators and Public Safety Officials in "the west". ..and beyond.
ARESPACK is a multi-window terminal communications program designed to facilitate emergency communications via packet radio.
|A Guide for Auxiliary and Emergency Communications Resources and Support
Originally published in QST magazine December 2003 and January 2004
|Near Vertical Incidence Skywave HF radio wave techniques
NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave HF radio wave techniques. Perfect for emergencies or to transmit and receive out to a 200 mile radius without a dead skip zone. A hilltop location or beam type antenna is not required. Vehicular operation is possible. We also dicsuss using low profile, invisible antennas and covert communication techniques.
|K3RXK - Why the amateur radio service is essential
Amateur radio operators have proven themselves to be essential responders in weather and other natural emergencies, and disasters of human origin. Hams can go on the air and stay on the air when ordinary public service communications fail.
|Amateur Radio Public Service
Public service communication has been a traditional responsibility of the Amateur Radio Service since 1913. In today's Amateur Radio, disaster work is a highly organized and worthwhile part of day-to-day operation, implemented principally through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the National Traffic System (NTS), both sponsored by ARRL. The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), independent nets and other amateur public service groups are also a part of ARRL-recognized Amateur Radio public service efforts.
|12/14/2003||Emergency Communications||Digital Emcomm Yahoo Group
This group is for digital communications for Search and Rescue, Emergency Services, and Public Service. This includes packet, SSTV, APRS and any other digital modes to experiment with. Mobile, portable, and field expedient stations are of particular interest, especially if used with emergency power or alternative power sources. One goal is to set up protocol for a packet network for SAR communications using the existing amateur packet network on the west coast.
|National Radio Emergency Network
National Radio Emergency Network (NREN) is designed to provide a 24-hour emergency communications capability for fixed, portable, or mobile stations. In particular, NREN is designed to facilitate quick and efficient message delivery at times when scheduled nets are not in session or when traffic must quickly flow outside the service area of a scheduled net, such as during an emergency operation.