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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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Emergency Radios can Save Your Life

Today I am sitting here listening to my emergency radio.  After trying several, the one I own is the Kaito Voyager KA500.   This a perfect radio for everyday use, emergencies and disasters, it comes with all the features that you need in any emergency situation.

Right now the radio is running on solar power.  The radio has several alternate power sources: solar, hand crank, batteries, USB cable, a built-in rechargeable battery pack and an AC adapter.  I have never put batteries in the radio.  I have had it for years and have always ran it off solar.  The solar works well during the day and it charges the built-in battery for nights. …

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