Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS) is a messaging system used by different agencies including ARES, RACES, MARS, FEMA, The Red Cross, and the national weather services to pass digital traffic (messages) like radiograms, incident reports and even weather reports during emergencies. FlDIGI is a software package used to send and receive NBEMS messages digitally.
There is a potential need for Amateur Radio operators to provide communications support in the Florida Keys. Volunteers will need to bring a dual-band HT with earphone/headset, external (gain) antenna, spare batteries, chargers. While food & beverage, sleeping quarters and showers are available, responders need to be self-sufficient for other personal needs. Deployment requests will vary as will the served agencies. DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY. These missions will be filled through the State of Florida EOC, ESF2 liaison.
The Passaic County OEM in Wayne will sponsor a Technician class on October 28 & 29. There is no charge for the course except for the customary exam fee. For more info contact Dave Everson, KC2RIG, firstname.lastname@example.org
The net will be held on the WO2X repeater EVERY MONDAY @ 2100 LOCAL (9PM).
Repeater information: 443.450 MHz (+5) PL Tone: 141.3 Hz
The purpose of the net is the training for Emergency Communications, conducting drills and discussing all other ARES topics.
Special thanks to Dave (WO2X) for allowing the use of his repeater during the net.
All amateur operators are welcome to join the net, especially those who live in Passaic county.
On the morning of August 29, 2017, radio station WGMD in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware interviewed ARRL Public Information Officer Mike Urich, KA5CVH, who was on the scene in Harris County, Texas.