RM Ham Supports CAP

By  | 09/11/2016 | Filed under: Uncategorized

deployed_capRocky Mountain Ham Radio was happy to deploy our Communications Trailer September 10th in support of the Civil Air Patrol’s Colorado Wing as they conducted a communications exercise.  The first phase of the exercise consisted of originated messages from the RMHam Trailer being relayed from Fort Collins to Grand Junction using aircraft flying in assigned sectors between the two airports, while amateur radio sent other messages using an IRLP link between ARES (R3 D2) and Mesa County RACES.  The second portion consisted of having operators on the ground relay messages using a CAP airborne repeater (strapped in the back seat)  of a CAP aircraft. During this period a second aircraft flew in from Cheyenne with a second airborne repeater and relieved the first aircraft “on Station”. During both phases, the CAP operators used their portable HF equipment to establish communications on CAP frequencies to Idaho and other locations. Eric Schwarm N6RFI, who was the exercise lead thanked us “We have always had to relied on our own vehicles or borrowed locations as bases for our exercises, we really appreciated Rocky Mountain Ham Radio allowing us the use of their trailer for this exercise “. Participating for RM Ham where David KØPWO (who missed the photo op!), Chris KDØZYF and Wayne NØPOH.