MARS-Amateur Radio Exercise an Overall Success

A 2 day Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) communications exercise in early November was an overall success, especially in terms of MARS-ARES cooperation. The November 8-10 exercise was built around the scenario of a simulated massive coronal mass ejection (CME) … Continue reading →

ARES/RACES Teams Expected to Join MARS in Coronal Mass Ejection Disaster Exercise

Preparations are nearly in place for the previously announced Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) coronal mass ejection (CME) disaster communication exercise, which will take place Saturday through Tuesday, November 7-10. Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency … Continue reading →

ARRL Asks FCC to Clarify that Hams May Modify Non-Amateur Gear for Amateur Use

10/13/2015 The ARRL has asked the FCC to make clear that Amateur Radio licensees may modify non-amateur equipment for use on Amateur Radio frequencies. Some hams have expressed concerns that recently proposed rules would inhibit post-sale modification of Wi-Fi equipment, … Continue reading →

MARS Invites ARES/RACES Participation in Coronal Mass Ejection Disaster Exercise

09/28/2015A disastrous coronal mass ejection (CME) will be the focus of a national Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) communication exercise in early November, and MARS is hoping to collaborate with Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency … Continue reading →