Site icon Big Island ARRL News

Amateur Radio Go-Box–Ham Radio ARES-RACES

Big Island ARRL News, 16 February 2017, 21:45 hrs, UTC, Post # 122.


Accessed on 16 February 2017, 21:45 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to view the video.


If you’re a licensed Amateur Radio Operator volunteering for service in ARES, RACES, SATERN (Salvation Army) or any other communications support group, you need a “go-box” or “go-kit” for emergency and portable operations.  This box should have emergency antennas, batteries, solar chargers, a HF rig, VHF/UHF rig, tools, first aid supplies, and a small bag of spare parts, such as connectors, extra feed line, insulators, and waterproof tape.

Once you’ve made your “go-box”, you can leave it in your shack or vehicle for the next portable or emergency operation.

In this video from KF9ZA, we see the evolution of his “go-box” from a purely VHF/UHF station to a full spectrum station incorporating HF, VHF, and UHF.

The video is well-done and easy to understand.  A complete list of all components can be found at these sites:

This video should give some good ideas for your “go-box” project.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

For more Amateur Radio news, please visit these sites: (Simple Ham Radio Antenas) (breaking news for radio amateurs)

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news to at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local prints and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

Exit mobile version