From A Reader: AmRRON T-REX 18 AAR

AmRRON (American Redoubt Radio Operator's Network) holds an annual grid-down exercise, having its members relay traffic and reports for a disaster scenario. In my view its what the ARRL's Field Day actually should be, but that's another story. Mauser sends the following: First, I'm not sure how familiar you are with AMRRON, so a quick …

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RTO Course: A Student’s Review

Every class I've run, be it Commo-related or SUT, has been impressive as far as the people who are serious about training. As I tell every class, working with civilians is a whole other animal from training soldiers, but a great one and in many ways, even more rewarding. Bulleit, the nom de guerre of …

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Back to Basics: Everything That’s Old Is New Again

A couple of articles that were sent to me by different sources: Operation Lone Wolf: Sniper Leader Course Trains and Tests US and Allied Forces QRPX-2017 First Place Winner - How the Army Does HF Radio Although a little over a year old, they both indicate a (welcome) re-emphasis on basic small unit thinking and …

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Why the RTO Course Exists and A Course Review From The Volunteer State

"I'm not interested in a hobby- I just want my stuff to work." This is, far and away, the most common comment I get when people reach out to me for help or come to class. They've read all the stuff, bought books, read the forums, and maybe punched that ham ticket a time or …

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The Prepper’s Signal Kit: Line of Sight Equipment Suggestions Based on Requests

I get a lot of questions regarding equipment- its a common theme, as a lot of the preppersphere focuses on what to buy. As anyone who's taken the RTO Course knows, the actual equipment itself doesn't matter that much with some solid foundational training. One VHF analog radio, functionality-wise, does the same thing as any …

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