Tag: Department of Defense

via the ARRL: MARS Members to Support Defense Department Radio Communication Readiness Exercise

Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) members will support a Department of Defense HF radio communication exercise October 24 – 26. The readiness exercise will test the ability to communicate via voice and military standard communication protocols, simulating the loss of conventional communication systems. MARS members will interface with the Amateur Radio community to collect information […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1023

This Week in Amateur Radio #1023 Release Date: October 6, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by: Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clarke, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:19:58 Download here: […]

via the ARRL: Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio community, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #986

This Week in Amateur Radio #986 Week of January 20, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. January 20, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:20:27 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR986 Trending stories […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #975

This Week in Amateur Radio #975 Week of November 4, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR975 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

via the ARRL: Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set

Elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part. “This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as […]

via the ARRL: David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, Confirmed as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

The US Senate today confirmed ARRL member David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, of Burke, Virginia, as the next Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Trachtenberg, 60, is the president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting LLC, a national security consultancy. He is National Planning Coordinator and Northeast Division Director for USAF MARS, and is active in […]

MARS Refocuses Its Mission, Encrypts Data Nets

Today’s Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) program has changed markedly from what it was just a few years ago. So says US Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, who contends that MARS must adapt in order to remain relevant and useful to its sponsor, the US Department of Defense (DOD). “Probably the most significant […]

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