Space Weather Threats to Hi Tech

"Geomagnetic storms attack the lifeblood of modern technology: electricity. A space weather storm typically lasts for two or three days, during which the entire planet is subjected to powerful electromagnetic forces. The National Academy of Sciences study concluded that an especially massive storm would damage and shut down power grids and communications networks worldwide." Space Weather Threats … Continue reading Space Weather Threats to Hi Tech

First Responder Network – First Net

Thanks Alan for sending this along. First Net is dedicated emergency services phone and data network on 700Mhz. “Amateur operators can continue to provide valuable information to emergency operations centers in the recovery phase of disasters,” he said. “Whether that intelligence gathering is reporting on storm clouds, power outages, or road closures, amateurs can help … Continue reading First Responder Network – First Net

Ares ToGo Box

Last year I built a ToGo box with a 2 meter radio, batteries, chargers etc. The Kit is portable and contains a TNC for digital modes. I encourage every member to complete a similar project to have a mobile station for use in deployment emergencies. Check it out! AresToGoBox