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  1. M

    MARS in San Diego?

    I am looking into joining MARS and am curious if anyone knows if there is a chapter in or around the San Diego area?
  2. R

    Recommend a dual/band with easy extended transmit mod

    I’m hoping someone can help me with a specific recommendation on a dual band 2m/70cm, with extended receive, and an easy modification to extend the TX range. I would prefer the extended TX mod to be easily switched on/off if possible. I know the Kenwood V71A could be modified as such due to its...
  3. Wheels47130

    MARS certification?

    Ok, I have all my ARES certs in. The background an DHS/FEMA test. I want to work with Navy MARS. Please let me know what I need to do so I can get certified with them. KK4NPQ Timothy Agee
  4. Danny37

    When did NYC VACs lose their radio privilege on FDNY EMS

    I remember hearing them on FDNY EMS a while back but now it's seems that every VAC is given a MARS radio instead and are NOT allowed on FDNY EMS. When did this happen?
  5. w2xq

    Mars Landing Heads Up

    If all goes well during a 7-min blackout period, NASA/JPL's "Curiosity" rover will slow from 13,000 mph to 0 mph and land on Mars in a few hours. It should happen around Monday 1:30 am Eastern. Lots of really interesting info on their web sites. NASA TV nasa.gov will begin live coverage 2 hours...