This trailer is for the prepper docudrama “COMMS UP!” produced by Radio Free Redoubt and USNERDOC. The movie documents the importance of a good communications plan during a social economic collapse while introducing AmRRON and The Channel 3 Project from Radio Free Redoubt.
Many of us disconnected our land line phones and have become dependent on our cell phones for communications. Those are really convenient as we take them with us wherever we go and the apps available give us quite a bit of information at our fingertips. But, there are problems with them in case of some […]
Every Saturday @ 9:00 p.m. Simplex Frequency 146.420 Mhz All licensed radio operators are invited to check in and join the conversation. Unlicensed Operators Can Check in on Channel 3 on FRS, MURS and CB Radio Our main focus is emergency preparedness and emergency communications, but other topics may also be covered. Staying informed helps […]
The BUTLER COUNTY DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning and developing digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling. Digital communications can become important in an emergency due to a natural disaster or power outage. To support this mission, we focus on three fundamentals: Directed Net protocols, Computer skills, and Digital traffic-handling with NBEMS software. […]
The annual AmRRon T-Rex exercise was conducted April 26-28, 2019. This scenario-based, grid down emergency communications training exercise is an opportunity to test members readiness in the event of a disaster or other emergency. The scenario this year was primarily centered around a cyber attack on PLC’s (programmable logic controllers). These small devices provide computer […]
A disaster strikes and all your power goes out. If you are not prepared, this is a pretty scary situation. You’ll find that it is almost impossible to find out what is going on around you without a radio. Radio is still the only way that people can communicate in times of disaster. However, if […]
In one of the most popular events for ham radio operators, each year in June hams from across America set up temporary stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio to the public and refine their skills in the ham radio science. While some treat it as a contest, others use it as an opportunity […]
Emergency or back-up power for my radio and other gear is an oft overlooked preparation step. I was happy to find the below video in my quest for information about emergency power systems. OH8STN of SurvivalTech Nord has many other valuable videos of interest to the ham radio prepper.
While improving my own communication capabilities following a disaster, I can use my ham radio to help my community recover after a disaster. Certainly, recent events around the world clearly demonstrate why amateur radio and emergency communications is important. Recent fires in California destroyed much of the traditional communication infrastructure and a hurricane in Puerto […]