GoKit Definitions: Draft
The capability of an operator to Go to a remote location and provide communications assistance is broken down into two parts. Those personal items the operator needs to maintain their presence, and the equipment they require to communicate in various modes using various frequencies.
Only the Necessary Personal Items will be considered in defining your GoKit. The capabilities of the operator and equipment are covered in the equipment list of the operators profile and will be considered before an operator is asked to deploy to a remote location.
Necessary Personal Items (Your GoKit)
These items should be identified and assemblable into a go kit in 15 minutes. Sufficient material should be included for 24 hour or 72 hour duration stays as required. For extended stays, bedding/cot or air mattress should be considered.
- ID (RACES, ARES, Red Cross)
- Drivers License
- Pen and Paper
- Operations Manual (or executive summary) (download to your phone or laptop)
Radios and Associated Equipment (Your Profile)
The equipment listed on your profile should be kept up to date, because Emergency Management / ARES personnel may search the profiles for members with a particular set of capabilities, so that the right person with the right capabilities can be sent to the right place. The TYPE of Capability you have will be determined by whether you can perform these tasks with your portable, mobile or home equipment
- Off Grid Power (Gen Set, Solar Cell, Battery duration, inverter)
- VHF/UHF Voice only
- VHF/UHF Voice and Data (Aprs, Winlink)
- HF Voice only (antenna, tuner)
- HF Voice and Data (Winlink)
- VHF/UHF HF Gateway for Winlink
Please assemble the items shown or have them identified for ready collection. Once you have done that, check off the 24 hour and/or 72 hour go kit requirement on the STX Depot Gateway Taskbook training list.