Emergency Communication'S ARCHIVE

  • Twice each year the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) plans a disaster exercise, a Simulated Emergency Test (SET).  Each SET provides ham radio operators a chance to hone their skills providing backup communications to local public services agencies.  This year’s fall exercise occurs on November 6th from 9 am to 1 pm. Margaret Steele, KG7RQZ, […]

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  • Over the years EVCNB has sold over 400 Yellow Radios specifically programmed for use within the Nehalem Bay area as part of our emergency preparedness program. This is good news in that we have the opportunity for an effective emergency communication network spanning our communities from Neahkahnie south to Rockaway. However approximately 400 radios dispersed […]

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  • The Federal Communications Commission has recently clarified that a license is required to use radios on the General Mobile Radio Services (GMRS) frequencies. The EVCNB recommends that all Yellow Radio users get a GMRS License and call sign. A GMRS license is good for ten years, is valid for the licensee’s immediate family, and costs […]

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  • Over the past months we have been practicing using our yellow radios to enable us to communicate effectively during an emergency.  We’ve learned a lot, but we have also discovered some glitches. We discovered radio interference between a few zones.  Because of that interference we switched some zones to channels that were not consistent with the […]

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  • Let’s face it, when something breaks down, we need to talk about it.  It may be as simple as the lights going out.  It might be that Big One we keep talking about.  Regardless, the more information we can gather, the better decisions we can make.  Our Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay have tirelessly […]

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  • Have you ever thought about getting your ham license so you can move from just the local GMRS nets to the wider area of ham radio?  A chance to do just this is in the offering.  Over a Friday evening and an all-day Saturday session you can study for and take the exam for a […]

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  • Still confused about the proper operation of that yellow radio you purchased?  Basic classes are scheduled on a reoccurring basis.  The next class has been set for Saturday, February 21st beginning at 11 AM.  Another class has been scheduled for March 18th.  All classes begin at 11 AM and will be conducted at the Nehalem […]

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  • (Click on any image to bring the gallery full screen enabling viewing at full screen) A tip of the hat to Dave Dillon for supplying these images.  They show the damage along Laneda Avenue from 3rd Street north.  The one exception is the white house located on Laurel Avenue. A second tip of the hat […]

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  • If you haven’t used your “Yellow Radio” for some time, you may have forgotten how!  Want a refresher?  Don’t have time for a class?  There is a “Quick User Guide” for the radio waiting for you.  You may download it if you wish.  Click “Continue Reading” for the link. Check it out here: YR User […]

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