For those who missed out, Jeff Mathews (AJ4MQ) did a presentation on Go-Kits for Emergencies. At a request, I will do what I can to get this prepared online under areas of interest as I get time.. ran into some emergencies with this weeks weather, but I hope to have it on soon.
Remember the most important part.. no, not a flashlight in every kit, K.I.S.S. Keep it simple _.
Box 1: VHF Radio, Antenna extension cable with coupler at the end, microphone, SWR Meter, power adapter with fuses, flashlight
Box 2: Packet Radio (KPC3+ Packet Modem), adapter wire for Vertex HTs, adapter for ICOM HTs, power adapter, flashlight
Ammo 1: HT VHF/UHF HT Radio (portable), Magmount dual-band antenna (VHF/UHF), power adapter for radio, flashlight|
Ammo 2: Beacon / FoxBox. Battery, power adapters, Motorola 68HC11 microcontroller, Magmount dual-band antenna (VHF/UHF), flashlight
Ammo 3: Spare battery, battery charger, Auto Power Switchover, flashlight
Wire Bag: 2 50' PL-259 to RG8 extension wires, 1 25' Extension, 1 6' Extension, 1 3' Extension, Flashlight
I had one for my multiband radio, but it's not set at the moment.. Similar to Box 1 except instead of an ICOM 2100H radio, it has the ICOM 706MKIIG
All boxes are usually ready to go and tested yearly before or during Field Day. Field Day is a great opportunity to set up a station for a full 24-hour operation and see what you might have missed.
Other topics discussed is to be properly ready to deploy, including food concerns, others allergies, weapons concerns, and safety. Hopefully we will get to have an emergency class put together soon.
Some of the projects I have in mind will hopefully be built this year, and will become class material for Microcontrollers next year. Projects include FoxBoxes, Packet Radio Transciever, Morse Code Transiever, Voice Radio (HT), Emergency Shelter Community Website (provide evacuees with public information by use of cell phones, tablets and other computers. the possibility of a public TV broadcaster is also of interest.) Very cool projects, and because of new technology, cheaper to build and produce.