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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The First Line Course: An Introduction

Survival means different things to different people. To some, it's a series of preparations for some future cataclysmic event; others, a realization of the unsustainability of many of today's practices or a return to the simpler, more natural ways of life. In that vein, survival includes primitive living skills and bushcrafting. All of these view …

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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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Guidelines for Integrating Inter-Team Communications Into Your Kit

The cornerstone of why you need communications in the field is unit coordination. Teams must have a way to relay what they see and update the situation to other partner teams in the field and to a command location. This is what's known as Inter-Team Communications and should be thought of as your lifeline for …

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