life on the Oregon frontier just went environmental
Friday, November 11, 2011
How the heck do these things work?
We had our November Statewide Emergency Test of the Oregon Amateur Radio Emergency Service last Saturday. About six of us participated doing emergency drills. Several of us ended up trying to re-program our hand held 2 meter radios since a tone was added to our local repeater. Really, it takes a rocket scientist to program one of those things. We used the two meter radios as part of the drill since the scenario was a large solar flare that affected communications on Earth and we weren't able to use HF. It's a good group and these test drills are very helpful. We all learned a lot.