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VA RACES—Documents pointed to here have been made available with the permission of VA ARES via Ed Harris, K4SKY. The VA site has many interesting and useful articles in the two site links listed below. The three Word docs are listed here with permission.
Getting the Most from Your HT Tips on improving HT antenna & battery performance; Ed Harris, KE4SKY. 2 pages † [MS Word]
Simplex OperationMore suggestions and tips for simplex operating and HT use from VA ARES. 3 pages † [MS Word
Personal PreparednessSuggestions on preparing go-kits and other personal preparedness tips; Ed Harris, KE4SKY. 9 pages † [MS Word]
EmComm Intro Pat Lambert/W0IPL, Colorado [6 pgs; PDF]
EmComm Basics Pat Lambert/W0IPL, Colorado [120 pgs; PDF]
"CURRENT ISSUES IN EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS — EmComm for the new millennium" by Jerry Boyd, K6BZ—24 pages; the role of Amateur Radio in assisting in emergency situations; the organization of a response team, working with different types of communication, different organizations, preparedness kits, training, media relations, and working with other radio services. $3 PDF download
“What Is a Communications Emergency?”—short article; orginally part of a training curriculum, but the site appears to be defunct [PDF]
NATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN 27 pages (Imagine the full version!) † —Quick Reference Guide [PDF]
Antenna & Related ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
STARC's Portable 80 Meter NVIS Antenna [web]
Antenna Trim Chart [web]
Propagation—a dynamic collection of propagation information gathered from many different sources [web]
Equipment/Radio Boxes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~