Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services(RACES)

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. First off I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new people that have followed my blog here recently. Thank you so much for helping make my blog a success. Please share my blog with your friends and help me grow it even more. I am creeping up on the 100 likes on my facebook page. Now, on to the topic of the day, RACES. First off, as the topic title, says RACES stands for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency…

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Skywarn

Hello and welcome back to my blog. This post we will be talking about Skywarn. Skywarn is a little different from ARES and RACES in that it is not as much of a club type organization like ARES and RACES is. With Skywarn you don’t even have to be an amateur radio operator to be a skywarn spotter. Skywarn was start by the National Weather Service in the late 1960’s, but it didn’t really take off until the mid 1970’s. Since then it has grown to nearly 290,000 trained spotters…

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Amateur Emergency Radio Service(ARES)

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today we will be talking about the amateur emergency radio service (ARES). So what is ARES? ARES is an organization started by the ARRL that consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur is eligible to apply for ARES membership. There or four levels to the ARES organization: national, section, district, and local. The national level is handled by the ARRL membership and volunteer program manager. At the section level…

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Event Training Standards – NTS(Radiograms)

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. Thank you for coming back and reading my blog. In my last post I talked about general message handling and briefly touched on the Standard ARRL Radiogram message format. In this post we will go into further detail of it. Above is a example of a filled out radiogram. If you read my last post, then yo have already seen this, but I figured I’d show it again before we break it down and talk about it in more detail. The first…

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Event Training Standards – Message Handling

Hello and welcome back everyone to my blog. First off, please allow me to apologize for not getting this out on Thursday like I have said that I plan on doing. My wife and I have recently became foster parents and we got out first placement Wednesday night so our lives have went from just her and I to her, I and 2 kids. Life for us has totally changed, but it has been an awesome journey so far. I am going to try and get a head on posts…

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Event Training Standard – Net’s

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. Last post we started talking about Event Training Standards. First off, I would like to say that what I write about in this series is in no way a mandatory thing that every ham must follow. What I’m writing about is more of a personal set of guidelines that I have learned over my 15 years as a ham and referencing from the ARRL Emergency Communications Handbook. Please take my suggestions as you see fit, if you think they are good, please…

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Event Training Standards – Overview

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope that you have enjoyed what you have read in my previous posts, and I hope that you have shared them with your friends. Last post we talked about Go Packs. That post is going to kind of lead us into our next series of posts where we will be talking about what I feel should be a minimum standard of training that every ham should have before they help out in any kind of event, be it an emergency event…

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Nets

Hello and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Thanks for visiting me today. Our topic today is nets. What are nets, you ask? Well a net is defined as anytime a group of two or more people get together to talk about a certain topic. That topic can range from storm spotting, to buy/sell/trade, to training to just a group of friends getting together to talk about chess. Types of Nets First off, let’s talk about the different types of nets that there are. There are two types of nets, formal…

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What is Amateur(Ham) Radio?

Hello everybody. So as I am starting this blog I figured I would start from the very beginning so to speak. I am starting this blog of catering more to those that have no idea what amateur radio is, or maybe they have an idea but don’t know what it’s all about. If you are already an amateur radio operator, please stick with me, I will be getting more in depth into the hobby as my posts move on. I have been an amateur radio operator no for nearly 15…

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