• 31Aug
    Categories: DMR, Information, Repeaters Comments Off on Project Preparedness 2014


    What is Project Preparedness 2014? Valleywide REACT is taking on the task of deploying Digital Mobile Radio, also known as DMR or MotoTRBO, repeaters throughout our impact area in Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon to provide for:
    – Resilient emergency communications
    – Efficient use of spectrum
    – Dedicated public service radio use
    – Improve the use of Amateur (Ham) Radio in community and government emergency preparedness plans

    Project Preparedness 2014 is in the funding stage at this point with a bench launch planned for Winter 2014. The network will consist of 8 DMR repeaters covering from Twin Falls, Idaho to Vale, Oregon and extending to New Meadows south to Jordan Valley. This all digital two way radio network is open to anyone with an FCC issued Amateur Radio license, a DMR handheld or mobile radio and a desire to help their community.

    DMR is a natural migration from traditional analog wideband communications and allows for greater spectrum use with limited infrastructure. DMR is vendor neutral – no one is locked in to only using one particular brand of radio like Icom’s DSTAR product and has a GPS location mapping element built in to the ETSI international standard.

    If you are interested in more information about Valleywide REACT’s DMR plans or to get involved in DMR in your community, feel free to email AJ Grantham, K6LOR at his callsign at ARRL dot net.

  • 18Dec
    Categories: Information, Site Updates Comments Off on 2014 Team Officers

    President – Russ Dunn, N7SMA
    Vice President – Wade Hales, KD7VNS
    Treasurer – David Lowenstein, K6CWD
    Secretary – Tim Brewer, WA7TJB

  • 16Jan
    Categories: Information Comments Off on New 2013 Team Officers

    President – David Lowenstein, K6CWD
    Vice President (1 year term) – Russ Dunn, N7SMA
    Secretary – Tim Brewer, WA7TJB
    Sergent at Arms – Vern Moore, KC7YUI
    Treasurer – Wade Hales, KD7VNS

  • 22Aug
    Categories: Information Comments Off on Bob – W3OFA(SK)

    We regret to announce Bob Battenfelder, W3OFA became a Silent Key on Monday, August 20th 2012. He will be greatly missed.

  • 26Apr
    Categories: Events, Information, Site Updates Comments Off on Calendar Link Added

    The REACT Event Calendar link has been added to the “Pages” category at the top right hand side of each page. It can also be accessed directly by clicking here.