Nearly every level of Public Service at which we could be deployed has a FOG or Field Operations Guide. Even if you are not in the middle of an incident they have a wealth of information on operating and equipment and procedures. It is Free so its worth every penny.
On Android or IPhone go to your app store and search for “Public Safety Library” (at least that is what it is called on my Android).
Once it is installed the three FOGs you will want to install first will be
Wisconsin Interoperable Communications Field Operations Guide (WIFOG)
National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG)
Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AuxFOG)
Once you have them installed go ahead and browse. You’ll find some interesting stuff in there. And let us know what you think.
Event Timing: Sunday, September 24, 2022 Event Address: 6000 American Parkway, Madison
The Badger Challenge (formerly The Ride) consists of a cycling event (100mi, 100k, 50k, 25k, 5k) and a Run/Walk event (13.1mi and 5k).
The Badger Challenge would not be possible without its numerous caring and dedicated volunteers! This year, it takes place on Sunday, September 24, 2022 at the same location, 6000 American Parkway, Madison (American Family Insurance).
We are looking for volunteers for staffing communications support for traffic direction and parking for the event, Course Sweeper Vehicles, Bike mobile for patrolling the Run/Walk event, Rider transport, net control/dispatch. We will try to accommodate your availability as much as possible.
The date has been set for the Horribly Hilly Hundreds for 2023. The bikes will ride on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Tom, W9TDP is already compiling a list of hams who are interested in volunteering for the day. If you can staff a rest stop, drive a SAG Vehicle, staff Net Control, ride “shot-gun” or various other communications tasks we have for the day drop a email to Tom at W9TDP <at> arrl.net.
Bike the Barns – 2022 will be held on September 19th this year. Jeff, KC9UNZ is organizing ARES/RACES participation this year. He will be sitting down with CSA Coalition personnel on August 9th to finalize their needs. A formal request for help will be made after that meeting, however, it you’d like to make yourself available to help send a note to Jeff (KC9UNZ at arrl.net) and he will start his list.