Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)

Over the course of the last 20 years the communications systems used by public emergency services organizations (law enforcement and fire) have become very sophisticated and highly reliable.  Many of these organizations don’t see the value of amateur radio.  What they fail to consider is their need to communicate with outside organizations during a major […]

Timeout Timers on Hytera DMR Radios

Most radios have time out timers, or TOT.  They are there to protect the radio, and to protect resources like repeaters and links. A timeout timer will stop the radio from transmitting if the PTT is held down for too long.  How long is too long?  Well, that’s up to each operator.  I use 60 […]