public-service Archive

Blog posts about the activities of the RRRA ARES Committee and the “voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications” (“Amateur Radio Service.” 47 “CFR” 97.1(a). 2016.), provided to the public by Amateur Radio operators.

2017 SKYWARN® Training

There are two SKYWARN® training opportunities in the Fargo/Moorhead area in March 2017:

These free classes, presented by the National Weather Service, will train First Responders, Amateur Radio Operators, and members of the public as SKYWARN® weather spotters. They are also an opportunity for current spotters to refresh their skills.

Participants will learn about:

Ham Radio Now Interviews Past FEMA Administrator

Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, was the FEMA Administrator over the course of the Obama presidency and was a vocal proponent of the public service communications provided by Amateur Radio Operators. The February 21, 2017, episode of Ham Radio Now was dedicated to an interview of KK4INZ; during this interview he discusses what Amateur Radio Operators need to do in the future to remain a valuable public service asset during emergencies.

Save The Date For SKYWARN® Training

First Responders, Amateur Radio Operators, and members of the public interested in becoming SKYWARN® weather spotters; and current spotters who wish to refresh their skills; are encouraged to save the date for one of the two training opportunities offered in the Fargo/Moorhead area in March 2017.