Wilderness Protocol

A few weeks back on our R2D3 Weekly net our NCS question of the week from KE0RWC was “Do you practice the wilderness protocol?”. This prompted some discussion around monitoring frequencies and best practices. To aid in further education we have added some references to help. The ARES Calendar has been expanded to include the…

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Anytone Code Plug Zone Reference

This is to provide a quick reference to which channels are in which zones for the PCRC Anytone code plug maintained by W0DFU. We have had several users ask for a better way to visualize which channels are in which zone. This spreadsheet provides 2 tabs. The first is the zones on the horizontal axis…

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Anytone Radios with PCRC Code Plug

We have many users with Anytone HT’s that are using the code plug put together by W0DFU. With this code plug we have mapped certain radio functions to the customizable buttons on the radio. This has caused some confusion for a few folks who do not program their radios or interact with the code plug…

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ARES Go Bags

There’s been a lot of talk about Go Bags or Go Kits with the recent events in Fairplay. There were multiple highway closures during a recent snow storm that stranded a lot of commuters in Fairplay which heavily taxed local resources. Our ARES R2D3 Assistant Coordinator KE0KOO had done some followup research and dug up…

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ARES R2 D3 UPDATE – 7/29/2017

District 6 has been reorganized as Region 2 District 3 (R2D3). R2D3 is now restructured and continues as a non-profit (501C3) As a non-profit we are proceeding with fund raising efforts for a new portable ARES Station and will be exploring possible programs and services that we can offer to the community. Our next meeting…

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