The above is the link to the Dallas Amateur Radio Club (W5FC) which has a comms
van. I'm sure they can help you. Their van was seen a couple times in "Fire
and Rain" the movie about the crash of Delta Flight 191 back in the mid 1980s
at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011
jumbo jet flew into the middle of a microburst thunderstorm during landing.
I was a newspaper reporter for the Fort Worth newspaper at the time and was at
DFW within 30 minutes after the crash and remember seeing the DARC van out
there later during the night.
Also if you'll contact the Fort Worth Fire Department or Mike Heskett , WB5QLD,
at firstname.lastname@example.org he can get you information about the ham radio
emergency van that I believe is stored at the Fort Worth Fire Training Center.
Members from the FW Kilocycle Club and the Fort Worth Chapter Texas VHF-FM
Society I believe both help maintain the van kept at the fire training center
and is used
mainly by the American Red Cross.
"Rudy Marcelletti, K8SWD" wrote:
> Send and email to Scott, KA8JNO and request pictures of the Black River ARC
> trailer. It is an 8x24 foot (or so) cargo trailer that was gutted, and
> remodeled for ham radio. Nice counter top on one side with 4 operating
> stations, and bulkhead connection for antenna hook ups. It is still not
> totally completed, but starting to look pretty good. The club used it on FD
> but I was unable to attend.
> Rudy Marcelletti, K8SWD
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> Subject: [HFpack] OT:Communications Vans and Trailers
> I am trying to compile details on the various communications vans and
> trailers in use for radio both amateur and military, large or small. The
> vans/trailers themselves and the interior layout would be of intrest.
> If anyone has photos of their van or club trailers on field days or any
> pointers to manufactures or web sites with the same could they please
> email me direct.
> George Shaw MI3GTO
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