Amateur Radio Emergency Jumpkit

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These are things that need to go in your jumpkit...

See also:

For faster deployment, two jumpkits are suggested:

  1. 24 hour kit, to last for 24 hours, ready to go in 15 minutes
  2. 72 hour jump kit, to last for 3 days, ready to go in 2 hours or less


Contents

[edit] radio items

  • antennas
    • moxon for inside use
    • J-pole for outside use, incl. tripod and mast
    • mag-mount antenna (mini, quarter wave)
  • radios
    • 2m, 70cm
  • batteries
  • radio accessories
    • extra coax
    • adapters
    • manuals for all radios
  • tools
    • tools to tighten battery terminals
    • pliers
    • flashlight or battery powered light

[edit] personal items

  • food
    • trail mix style snacks
    • dry fruits
    • peanut butter / crackers
  • water
    • 1 gal per day per person
  • change of clothes
  • sleeping bag or cot and sheets

You may also make an Electronic Survival Kit to back up your personal data in case of regional disaster.

[edit] 72 hour personal items

From Orlando Sentinel article (below). Everybody in Florida should have these items prepared during hurricane season.

  • Water: 1 gallon per day per person (3-7 days)
  • Food: non-perishable packaged or canned food for 3-7 days
  • Snacks
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Cooking tools, fuel
  • Paper plates, plastic utensils
  • Blankets, pillows, etc.
  • Clothing
  • Seasonal, rain gear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • First-aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
  • toys, books, games
  • toiletries, hygiene items
  • Moisture wipes
  • flashlight, batteries
  • battery-operated radio, weather radio
  • Cash: banks and ATMs may not be open for a while after the storm
  • Keys
  • important documents in a water proof container (digitized?)
    • Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, social security card, etc.
    • documentation of valuables with video tape
  • Tools: keep a set with you
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pets:
    • Proper ID, immunization records for pets
    • Ample food and water for pets
    • Carrier or cage, muzzle, leash
    • medication for pets

[edit] staged jump kit

italic items are optional depending on context

[edit] personal kit

Items for less than 8 hours, carry without a backpack

  • Handheld radio
  • water
  • watch
  • miniature notepad
  • pens / pencils
  • Wallet
    • petty cash ($20)
    • ID
    • laminated miniature amateur radio license
    • emergency contacts
    • Call signs of contacts
    • Document Reference Card (Create a sublist)
  • matches
  • headphones for radio
  • snacks
  • zip-lock bags
  • hat
  • multi-tool
  • bug repellant
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses

[edit] day kit

This should fit in a backpack. Everything in personal kit plus...

  • food and water for a day (3 meals)
  • notebook / clipboard / logbook
  • alternative power
    • cigarette lighter adapter
  • emergency poncho
  • garbage bag
  • multimeter
  • spare HT antenna
  • duct tape
  • spare socks
  • rag / handkerchief
  • flashlight and spare flashlight
  • small folding bag
  • toothbrush, etc.
  • whistle
  • maps
  • cables / adapters
  • camera

[edit] three day kit

Everything in your personal and day kit plus...

  • spare handheld radio
  • mobile radio or amplifier for HT
  • adapters
    • PL-259 Barrel Connector (Connect your coax to shelter antenna hookup)
    • PL-259 adapter for your radio (BNC/SO-239)
  • electrical tape
  • 3 days food and water
  • cooking supplies
  • change of clothes
  • hygiene supplies
  • tools
  • sleeping stuff
  • first aid kit
  • antennas
  • SWR meter or antenna analyzer
  • tape measure
  • antenna repair / build kit
  • spool of wire
  • spool of string
  • 50 ft coax
  • extra change / cash
  • durable rain gear
  • extension cord / power strip / surge suppressor
  • tarp
  • cord (for tarp, etc.)
  • portable mast / tower system
  • rope
  • flagging tape
  • repeater directory
  • basic orange vest

The Box

One idea which would allow for fast deployment is to mount a mobile and other equipment in a water proof box or container. Something similar to this would probably be ideal.

[edit] Situation special items

[edit] hurricane shelter

  • more extra flashlights
  • hurricane tracking map
  • shelter maps
  • 50 ft coax
  • extension cord, power strip
  • large backup battery power, power adapters, battery charger
  • noisy environment gear
  • log book
  • specialized log forms (NIMS)
  • overnight gear
  • swr meter and/or antenna analyzer for testing site antenna before use
  • outlet tester

[edit] search and rescue

  • direction finding gear
  • bug repellant
  • sunscreen / sunglasses / hat
  • hiking gear
  • whistle
  • gps?

[edit] parades, marathons, other public service

  • sunscreen / sunglasses / hat
  • maybe APRS gear?
  • magmount / car power adapters
  • portable tower for fixed stations at large events

[edit] References

[edit] ssd's jump kit

As inventoried after Enrico. This is really a 3 day kit, and has enough equipment to share with a team except for personal HT's.

[edit] equipment bag

  • Kenwood D700 dual receive cross band capable
  • fold up moxon
  • smart 12v battery charger (battery tender)
  • long RG8 (15' maybe)
  • long indoor/outdoor extension cord
  • misc RG58 patch cables
  • LED head lamp
  • string for hanging antennas
  • miniature mag mount
  • mesh parts bag
    • electrical tape
    • analog phone
    • 60W power inverters
    • AA battery chargers (trickle, fast)
    • outlet splitter
    • tape measure
  • orange small parts bag
    • multimeter
    • 40W heavy soldering iron
    • multi-pliers
    • TV antenna
    • small solder spool (fine, medium, coarse)
  • surge protected (and insured) power strip

[edit] Personal bag

  • hygiene kit
    • toothbrush
    • small toothpaste tube
    • facial wipes
    • sealed alcohol hand wipes or hand sanitizer
    • antihistamine
    • dental floss
    • tweezers
    • spare comb
    • safety pins
  • umbrella
  • bottled water
  • rolled up trash bag
  • clothes to cover period of stay
  • emergency food
    • trail mix
    • almonds
    • cashews
    • fig newtons
    • orange peanut butter cracker packages

[edit] paperwork

  • maps to shelters
  • ARES/RACES local roster and net control sheet
  • shelter log report sheet
  • hurricane plotting map
  • ARES/RACES picture ID
  • pen
  • log book
  • NTS message forms (missing)
  • NTS abbreviation codes (missing)

[edit] toolkit

All purpose use, not just shelters.

  • large part bins
    • soldering iron stand
    • wire cutters
    • helping hands
    • fused accessory plug to banana plug adapter
    • screw on banana plug ends (4)
    • extra belt clip for radio
    • multi-screwdriver
    • accessory plugs and sockets (unwired)
    • accessory plug to socket splitter
    • battery ring terminals
  • small part bins
    • assorted cable adapters and cable couplers (RG58, PL259, SO239, SMA, N)
    • thumb tacks, paperclips (for hanging antennas)
    • spare earphone for radio
    • RG8 solder on ends (M)
    • RG58 twist on ends (M, F)
    • small pen knife
    • spare solder spool
    • rechargeable AA battery set (8)
    • alkaline AA battery set (16)
  • sliding bins
    • Outlet tester
    • fine soldering iron
    • heat shrink
    • small FRS radio pair and AAA alkaline batteries (6)
    • spare HT antennas
    • long AA flashlight
    • small screw driver
    • pens, pencils
    • exacto knife
    • small scissors
    • waterproof black putty coax seal
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