RMHAM Participates in NDMS 2011


On April 20th. 2011, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio in conjunction with the Veterans Administration and many metro area ARES groups and first responders including Cunningham Fire, South Metro Fire, Arapahoe County IMT, the Veterans Administration and the US Military held an exercise involving  transportation of victims from an earthquake in Salt Lake City, UT to Denver to local area hospitals.

We provided communications support from the incident site to the participating hospitals as we have in years past.  We were teamed with the transportation group (Air and Ground) inside the hanger at Centennial with the Rocky Mountain Ham Communications Trailer outside.  The information flowed from the different transportation leads to the trailer and then from the trailer to the hospitals.   The hospitals were instructed to utilize their ARES personnel should they have questions or issues during the exercise.

We will utilized digital modes (winlink, packet cluster) as much as possible with voice confirmation.   The information passed included the transportation type, patient load and departure time from Centennial airport.  Hospitals will responded with transport type, arrival time and departure time if aircraft.  There were 10 military helicopters (UH-72 Lakota (single patient) and UH-60s (multiple patients)) and two civilian helicopters.   Most of these made several trips during the exercise periods

Take a look at our other photos in the photo gallery!

RMHAM Completes VA SLC Trailer


Rocky Mountain Ham Radio completed recently the communications trailer for the Veterans Administration in Salt Lake City, UT.  Our team put together a 29′ Wells Cargo trailer with 4 operating stations and a separate radio room for the VA.  Please see our photos of the process.

It was a unique project, one that we really enjoyed doing.  Mr. Jim Stritikus, Director of Emergency Preparedness for the VA in Salt Lake City worked very closely with us to create this unit.

See the photos in our gallery.

New Trailer Has Been Unveiled!


The Rocky Mountain Ham Radio CommTrailer 2011 was unveiled at the Aurora Repeater Association Swapfest on February 13, 2011.  If you got a chance to see it, you will definitely get the big picture.

The new 8.5Wx27Lx8.5H V-Front Haulmark trailer is a huge step up in size and functionality and really will be a serious tool for the ham radio community when it comes to disaster recovery.  It has a VSAT uplink, Satellite TV, VoIP Phones, 4 complete radio stations with logging  computers, two separate operating rooms with exterior doors as well as HF, 6M, 2M, 70CM, All Modes, 1.2GHz DSTAR, AIR, PACKET, APRS, and many many more options.

We’re debugging quite a few of the systems, but it’s basically done.  The next events for it will be the PPRAA Megafest in Monument at Louis Palmer High School, Saturday July 16, 2011 and Denver Radio League Swapfest on Sunday August 21st, 2011 Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  Come out and visit us and check out the new unit!

If you’d like to see the pictures of the construction, visit the Gallery above or click here.

RMHAM is an ARRL Affiliated Club

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RMHAM Assists the Veteran’s Administration for NDMS 2010


4/14/2010 Rocky Mountain Ham Radio provided ambulance dispatch services for NDMS 2010 “Mountain Move” at Signature Air Service at Denver International Airport.  This is our second year and was very well received by all of the agencies involved.  With most Front Range ARES Groups being involved, it was an excellent event to showcase our capabilities as well as a fantastic training opportunity.

The Veteran’s Administration was the initiator of the exercise and had personnel from all over the United States.  They were quite surprised at all of the capabilities that we provide and that our trailer has more capability than most State and Homeland security vehicles!

Kudos go out to all of you that worked the exercise.  More shots of the whole event are in the Gallery above.