Our goal is to create a state of the art communication system for the service of the America Red Cross that will work independently of all other conventional communications systems. We are developing this system to place equipment in the American Red Cross building as well as equip a mobile office capable of traveling to a disaster site. Our purpose is to assist the Disaster Team by providing communications in the damage assessment process as well as coordinating the various services of the American Red Cross. Our members consist of amateur radio operators and others from our community that possess the knowledge to set up and operate necessary equipment under adverse conditions. We desire to build on the equipment that we have acquired and perfect our skills and remain disaster ready. To date we have an operational 2 meter and 440 mhz voice communication system and a 220 mhz and 2 meter packet digital communications system. We have other equipment capable of local and world wide communications. Many of our members have similar systems of their own that they maintain at their home. Many have personal communication equipment in there cars or trucks to maintain readiness.