Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Oregon Ham Group Gets Grant for Solar Powered Go-Kits

A community emergency response group in coastal Oregon has received a $5000 grant from a local utility to build solar-powered "go-kits" to provide both amateur radio and GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) communications in the event of a major disaster. 

According to Newsline, the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, in coastal Tillamook County, has already designed self-contained stations consisting of 25-watt radios, antennas, batteries, solar panels and other equipment, which the group plans to deploy around the northern part of the county for use in emergencies and disasters.