September is National Preparedness Month. Every year in September ARRL encourages ARES, RACES, and SKYWARN leaders to plan a Simulated Emergency Test (SET). In their effort to be as prepared as possible to provide auxiliary communications if needed during a disaster, the RRRA ARES group has planned informal nets Sunday, October 2nd , and Monday, October 3rd on VHF and HF bands with relays between these bands handled by the net controllers. The purpose of this North Dakota (ND) SET is to allow those who are interested a chance to participate and to determine what communication links are possible in the event of a disaster. If this SET is deemed a success future SETs will be planned including additional times, other bands, sending messages and emergency scenarios.
The Red River Radio Amateurs are hosting a TRG-AUXCOMM Auxiliary Communications Workshop which will be provided by the Department of Homeland Security on January 29 and January 30, 2016. Please see the AUXCOMM Course Description (pdf) for detailed information about the workshop.
This workshop will be conducted at the Cass County Annex, 1010 2nd Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103 The required prerequisites for this course are: