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RACES, The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Fundamentals Part 2

First I would like to apologise for the blog being down for most of yesterday.  Unfortunately a tree fell across a power line and took out the power to the company that hosts my server.  Anyway here is Part 2 of the information from Fairfax County, Virginia RACES, which is near Washington D.C.  They seem to have a fairly well developed emergency response system in that area.

They also have slide presentations available on more advanced radio communications and other areas of preparedness.  If you the readers are interested, I will publish other slide shows in the future.  You can either let me know in the comments or through e-mail at PreparednessAdvice@gmail.com.  …

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Plan to Get Home Alive

A reader C.E. Harris sent me this article about staying in touch while out hiking or camping.  These same principals will work under many different situations.

Howard

An essential safety step to any outdoor activity is letting a responsible person know where you are going, when you expect to return, and who to call, such as the sheriff to initiate a SAR (Search and Rescue) mission, if they don’t hear from you by a date and time certain.  This is the same as a private pilot filing a flight plan.

On short hikes and hunting trips in our local area we carry a cell phone and ham radio 2-meter band transceiver, (for which we are licensed).  …

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