Enhancing Backcountry Radio Communications: Inexpensive Equipment and Simple Technique Changes

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Presenter: Paul Robertson | MRA Webinar Series | 
Enhancing Backcountry Radio Communications – Going from @#%$* to 5×5. Many teams operate in mountainous, backcountry terrain where the “peak to valley” altitude differential can be 4000 feet, and ALL teams operate in communications challenging environments. Learn to do all you can to enhance member to member and team to IC communications.

This is a succinct look at inexpensive equipment and simple technique changes that will enhance your team’s radio communications. We’ll look at $20 frequency specific, tuned antennas that outperform “do all” factory antennas. Can a 4 oz. $25 Roll-Up, Packable antenna really DOUBLE output for establishing Command in the field? What is a Tiger Tail, and how you can add it to each team member’s hand held radio. How to establish a “field based” portable radio communication repeater station; Under 10 lbs, under $250.

MRA 2016 Winter Business Meeting Review

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The MRA just finished up another successful winter business meeting in Salt Lake City, and in case you weren’t able to attend, the national officers will provide an overview of major meeting points and current projects.

This year, largely thanks to Rocky Henderson’s work with our many incredible sponsors, the MRA has committed tens of thousands of dollars to projects that may directly benefit each one of you. Tune in to find out how to get your piece of the pie and how you can contribute as our organization moves forward with our mission to improve SAR through networking and sharing valuable information.

Presenters include:

Dave Clarke, MRA President
Bryan Enberg, MRA Vice President
Skeet Glatterer, MRA Member-at-Large
Art Fortini, MRA Member-at-Large