Red Cross ECRV 4707 arrives
Rigging the Buddipole for 20m
Richard discusses the finer points of what the ECRV is all about
We decided to add an interesting twist to the flag raising ceremony, flip a switch
and up it goes
WAY up there
Richard demonstrating the satellite data link
OOPS!… I didnt do it
If all else fails… Ham Radio really does work
how many scouts can we fit inside?
tuning up the radios for the event
lots of smiling faces
dishes and mast deployed
We found several interested in being future ECRV operators
Satellite communications discussion
Getting started with the contacts
What did he say?
Handling the mic like an old pro
Classroom debriefing and logging of contacts
Time to pack it all up and head out…. anybody know the way to Washington D.C. ???
Photos courtesy of Rudy Moore Copyright RM Graphics
External shot of 4716 in Shenandoah National Park:
These trucks have gasoline engines instead of diesel. Note the absence of the Pneumatic mast this gives it a much lower center of gravity.
Closeup of the front console:
P.A., Vertex low band, Icom IC-7000, Midland C.B., Bearcat Scanner and the Nextel, Satellite, and analog phones.
Rear View Camera Monitor:
One camera shows the view of the rear and another faces the Vsat dish, shure makes backing up easier.
Back here the most notable differences in the new version are the rack mounted server PC and a Yaesu FT-8800 VHF/UHF ham radio instead of the Kenwood TS-2000. The upper right has a flat screen monitor for the server
This is the auto pointing Vsat dish
The "Airport Shuttle"
Mike gave us a quick tour of headquarters and then the capitol on the way to the airport