Go Bag

Your ammateur Radio Go Kit

ARRL Would you be ready if a call came from your local emergency communications (emcomm) group to provide some ham radio expertise for a day or so? Items in the following list are the basics of what should be in your radio go kit. Now is a good time to check your supplies and be prepared! Don’t forget to put together a personal go kit, too.

- Dual-band (VHF/UHF) handheld radio and mini manual
-Full-size flexible whip antenna
-Copy of your Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and any emcomm IDs
-Mag-mount antenna with necessary adapters for connecting to various connectors
-Extra battery packs and charger
-AA-cell battery pack if available and fresh batteries
-AC power supply and cigarette-plug cord with spare fuses
-Headset with microphone (preferred) or speaker-mic
-Copy of your local emcomm frequencies, phone numbers, and procedures
-Pocket knife and/or multipurpose tool
-Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries
-Pencil and notebook, clipboard, and permanent marker
-Duct tape, electrical tape, and a few small cable ties
-Cash for food, gas, and telephone calls (about $20 in small bills and change)

Getting Prepared

  • Message Handling In an emergency, it may be neccesary for you to recieve a message to pass along to the intended recipient.

    This website has numerous tools for learning how to handle different messages.
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  • CERT Classes Beginning Feb 6, 2014The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
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Contact Us

Del Norte Amateur Radio Club - W6HY
1672 Northcrest Dr.
Crescent City, CA 95531
United States
Club: w6hy@w6hy.org
Web Master: webmaster@w6hy.org