Amateur Radio Club/FEMA/CERT
RSI promotes the advancement of Ham radio and it's link with the telecommunications industry.
Amateur radio exists in nearly every country and on the same frequencies allowing radio operators to communicate internationally.
Amateur Radio is governed by the Federal Communications Commission and by Part 97 of the Title 47 Telecommunications regulations.
About Amateur Radio
Amateur radio, or Ham radio, is a non-commercial radio communication service whose primary aims are public service, technical training, experimenting with radio electronics, and leisure communication between private persons. Hams are noted for providing communications in times of emergency or disaster.
By international treaty, the amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. In areas where the services are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, an amateur operator must hold an FCC or Canadian license or be a foreign-licensed amateur whose country has entered into a reciprocal licensing/operating arrangement with the United States or who holds a CEPT or IARP license.
RSI, in conjunction with the Great Salt Plains Amateur Radio Club (GSPARC), have recently combined resources and formed a Ham Radio club station in Kiowa, Kansas. The club's members consist of all-class licensee Ham operators. We invite any licensed area Ham operators to participate in club activities. The station will be activated for various contests and other operating events. The club call sign is KCØGEV. If you would like to schedule contacts feel free to email us.
The president of GSPARC, Gary Gerber of Anthony KS, (KBØHH) is a well known UHF/VHF enthusiast and was recently named the winner of the illustrious 1999 Wilson Award for Technical Excellence at the Central States VHF Society Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Stateline Skywarn Training Policy