Listed below are just a few of the many activities that we like to participate in. From time to time we offer classes and seminars on many different topics and are always seeking to add additional topics and activities that will interest our members.If you have an idea for a class or a fun activity, let us know.
We hold amateur radio license classes to teach you everything you need to know to pass your amateur radio exam and get your license, or upgrade to a higher level license. Our members include Registered ARRL License Instructors to teach the classes.
Involving our youth in activities helps them to learn valuable skills they can use later in life and have fun at the same time.
The best way to stay brushed up on your bush-crafting and survival skills and learn new ones is to use them periodically. The more you use your skills, the sharper they will be. Camping trips are a fun way to practice those skills.
We have a dedicated VE Team of Accredited Volunteer Examiners who are able to administer the FCC license examinations for Amateur Radio Technician, General, and Amateur Extra class licenses for both in-person and online exam sessions.
COOKOUTS & PICNICS
Cookouts and picnics are a fun way to get together with like-minded people to just have fun and relax. It doesn't always have to be about work or practicing your skills. Times like this are necessary for community-bonding.
HAM RADIO CONTESTING
Contesting is a competitive activity pursued by many amateur radio operators. In a contest, an amateur radio station, which may be operated by an individual or a team, seeks to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible in a given period of time and exchange information
SOLAR OVEN COOKING
One way to ensure that your family is able to eat freshly cooked hot meals after a disaster is by using a Solar Oven which uses the power of the sun to cook with. Learn how to cook with no power, and no fuel needed.
GRIND YOUR OWN FLOUR
Learn how to grind your own wheat berries and turn it into flour to make the freshest bread at home.
LONG-TERM FOOD STORAGE
Learn the proper way to store food for long-term storage so that when an emergency or crisis happens, your family is prepared.
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
Learn the proper way to safely collect and store rainwater so that your family always has a fresh water supply ready for an emergency or disaster.
The best way to learn about radio communication is by having a more experienced radio operator as a mentor to guide you on your journey. We have members who are willing and able to become a mentor to newer radio operators to ensure they get succeed.
One of the main differences in emergency radio communications styles between preppers and others is we do not train to transmit from a fixed position where we can be found. We train to quickly deploy our antennas and radios, send and receive our necessary traffic, and quickly tear down our radio station to move to a new location before we can be located.
Operations security (OPSEC) is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by enemy intelligence, determines if information obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and then executes selected measures that eliminate or reduce adversary exploitation of friendly critical information.
One of the basic skills that all preppers and survivalists need to know is how to tie basic knots, and which knots should be used under what circumstances.
FIRST AID TRAINING
One of the most important things everyone should know is First Aid. In a disaster situation, help will not be coming for you immediately. You must be able to care for yourself and your family on your own until help can arrive, which may be hours or even days later.
Along with First Aid knowledge is training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. If a persons heart stops beating, CPR must be started within seconds to give them a chance at surviving.
Learning how to grow your own garden is necessary to the future stability of your food supply. If you do not have a garden growing your own food, what are you planning to do if the grocery stores are suddenly not an option?
FOOD PRESERVATION & CANNING
Along with growing your own food, you also need to know how to properly preserve that food to make it last your family throughout the year.
Learn how easy it is to build your own antennas. Not only does this save you money, but after a disaster if your antenna were destroyed, you would know how to quickly build a simple replacement antenna to get back on the air.
Become part of our emergency communications deployment team that is able to set up at disaster shelters and offer a free emergency email system to the public to send their family outside of the affected area a message letting them know they are safe.