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JUMP KITS. “Getting the message through”. GABEARS. Whatsajumkit?. ?. a.k.a. “Jump Kit” a.k.a. “Go Kit”

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Jump kits

JUMP KITS

“Getting the message through”

GABEARS


Whatsajumkit

Whatsajumkit?

?

  • a.k.a. “Jump Kit”

  • a.k.a. “Go Kit”

  • Definition: “A preplanned list, packages, and vehicle containing personal needs and personally owned mission resources necessary to accomplish communication objectives in a disaster area.”

  • Or: All the stuff you’ll need and a way to get it there


Whyajumkit

Whyajumkit?

  • Terry Jones’ Prophetic Challenge – 2005

    • Individual self-sufficient jump kit

    • Complement 14-C unit

    • Less dependence on 14-C unit

  • The Pascagoula Experience

    • Communicators separated from unit

    • No telephone, cell phone, or internet service

    • No VHF/UHF Contact with W4CBA unit in Lucedale or area repeaters

    • No HF radio

  • Divine Intervention

  • A New Resolve


Inajumkit

Inajumkit

  • PERSONAL ITEMS (Covered in Phase I)

  • DOCUMENTATION (Covered in Phase I)

    • ID and Personal Emergency Information

    • Contact Lists (Names, Phone Numbers)

    • Radio Manuals

    • Frequency lists (Repeater Directory)

    • Ham license

    • GABEARS Communication Manual


Inajumkit more

Inajumkit (more)

  • SUPPLIES

    • Message Forms

    • Log Sheets

    • Note Pads

    • Dry Erase Board & Markers


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Inajumkit (more)

  • RADIOS AND COMMUNICATIONS GEAR

    • Dual Band Mobile: Gain Antenna, Crossband Repeat, Mic, Power Cord

    • Dual Band HT: Antennae, Batteries, Charger, Belt Clip, Headphone/Mic

    • HF: Mic, Antennae, Tuner, Amp, Coax, Power Cord)

    • Winlink 2000: TNC, laptop, printer, cables

    • Packet, APRS: TNC, laptop, cables

    • Cell Phone

    • CB

    • FRS/GMRS


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Inajumkit (more)

  • ACCESSORIES AND TOOLS

    • DC Power Source (Batteries, Distribution Panel)

    • Battery Charger

    • Solar Panels

    • Emergency Generator, fuel, and oil

    • Antenna Analyzer

    • Antenna Switch

    • Spare Coax

    • Flashlight and Spare Batteries

    • Extension Cords

    • Multimeter


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Inajumkit (more)

  • Mast, Guy Ropes, Anchors

  • Coax Connectors and Adapters

  • Wire and Nylon Cord

  • Anderson Power Poles

  • Slingshot, Fishing Line, Weights, Rope

  • Pocket Knife

  • Soldering Iron, Solder

  • Tools (screwdrivers, pliers, stripper, measuring tape)

  • Tape (electrical, duct) and Cable Ties

  • Shelter, Table, Chairs

  • Ground Rod and Strap


Jumkit sermonette pc 4

Jumkit Sermonette: PC4

  • Plan the contents of your jump kit.

  • Prepare checklists; study suggested lists:

    • Georgia Bears Communications Manual

    • ARRL Course EC-01

  • Pack carefully: FOLI (first out; last in)

  • Pray constantly


Jumkit cliches

Jumkit Cliches

  • “Be Prepared”

  • “It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.”

  • “Be the best that you can be” – in God’s Army.


Jumkit philosophy

JUMKIT PHILOSOPHY

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before….” (Philippians 3:13)


Jumkit needs

JUMKIT NEEDS

  • Information:

    • We need your ideas and suggestions on what works best.

      • Antennae

      • Power supplies

      • Modes, methods, and equipment

    • We need your knowledge on how to do things


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JUMKIT NEEDS

  • Standardization:

    • Standard capabilities; not standard equipment.

      • Dual Band VHF/UHF

        • HT

        • Mobile

      • Winlink 2000

      • APRS/Packet

    • Standard methods and procedures


Jumkit needs2

JUMKIT NEEDS

  • Participation:

    • A few GABEARS communicators for an ad hoc committee to develop standards.

    • Communicators who can and will commit to the development of Jump Kits.

INVITATION TIME


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