Articles with tag “Public Service”

J-Pole antennas for SAR

[caption id="attachment_1055" align="alignleft" width="169"]Image of fibreglass mast with two VHF j-pole antennas affixed. Fiberglass mast with two VHF j-pole antennas affixed.[/caption]

I recently started working with Calvert K9 Search, a local SAR team that specializes in using dogs to search for people.  In an effort to improve communications between the command post (base) and teams …

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Managing resources during Public Service events using APRS

[caption id="attachment_898" align="alignright" width="300"]Picture of Mark Freeze shadowing Zoe during 2016 Raleigh Tour de Cure Mark, WD4KSE, shadowing Zoe during the 2016 Raleigh Tour de Cure. - photo by MotoPhotoMe.[/caption]

Over the weekend I helped support the American Diabetes Association's Raleigh Tour de Cure - a two-day charity bicycle ride that allows riders to choose between 80 and …

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Apps for Ham Radio Networks

You've built your mesh or 802.11 network to support your activity.  Now what?  Unfortunately, most client software doesn't support peer-to-peer activities.  You have to have a server acting as the central repository and distribution point for your data.  Sounds complicated...

It can be daunting to make these resources available …

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Interactive National Weather Service provides email and SMS weather bullitens for free.

Still experimental, the Interactive National Weather Service (iNWS) provides solutions to users who want to receive weather information from their mobile devices.  Included in this service is the ability to receive weather bulletins via e-mail or SMS message in real time.  The service continues to get better so I thought …

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