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DHS Field Operations Guide

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Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) Features Amateur Radio

This is an interesting reference guide to keep handy. You can download and print as many as desired. The default configuration comes out as a 4” wide x 7” high document that you then need to cut and bind. I found if you change the printing option to print at 170% it looks good on a full sheet of paper and no cutting is necessary. – Jerry Juhala

The Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) is a new reference for auxiliary communicators who directly support backup emergency communications for State/local public safety entities or for an Amateur Radio organization supporting public safety.


This reference guide contains information about AuxComm best practices, frequently used radio frequencies, Mutual Aid channels as well as tips and suggestions about auxiliary emergency communicators integrating into a NIMS ICS environment to support communications for planned events or incidents. It can serve as a reference both for auxiliary emergency communicators and public safety communications professionals. You can download the AUXFOG by clicking here and then clicking on the link and save it to your own storage device. It will only download as a PDF.-- Thanks to Jim Duram, K8COP, Whitehall, Michigan [editor's note: This book looks like an exceptionally well done technical reference that is a must-have for every ARES operator. I'll have a more comprehensive review of this Department of Homeland Security pub in the next issue -- K1CE]




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