We’re nearing the finish of our year-long communications van project. Last May, Centralia ARES took possession of a “slightly used” blue box van as a one year project for the team. Now, we are almost done. Some minor touchup painting to do and a Linex roof coating is about all that is left. Centralia Police Department furnished the lettering. Riverside Fire and Centralia Police furnished most of the decals. She is looking good!
The new Anytone Tech radios have just been released. These may prove to be an interesting addition to Emcomm communications. The Termin-8R receives on SIX BANDS! Receives on FM broadcast bands, AM broadcast bands, shortwave (no SSB), aircraft bands, can transmit and receive on VHF and UHF ham bands, business bands, GMRS and MURS frequencies. It provides full duplexing and the radio can supposedly be used as a cross band repeater with three power settings: 1 watt, 2 watt, and 5 watts. Price for the Termin-8R around $140. http://www.amrron.com/2015/03/09/the-new-anytone-handheld-radios-have-been-released/