Note from JJS
Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to all the AmRRON (and especially AmRRON Corps) operators across the country who tirelessly continue the mission of AmRRON by training as well as teaching and mentoring others.  It is truly a remarkable group of true patriots to work with — an honor.

AmRRON Newsletter PDF Version

This is something that has been on my wish list for a long time, so I want to thank Kilo-09 and Polly-01 with assisting me in getting our first AmRRON newsletter formatted and assembled.  We hope you find it useful and informative.  If you have ideas or suggestions on how we might improve, or formatting and content we could or should provide in each newsletter, please speak up!  Send your ideas and suggestions to:

The past few weeks I have been doing some pre-Spring cleaning on my communications gear.  First was to locate and inventory all my equipment which has a tradition of flinging itself to the four corners of the Redoubt Ranch and beyond, and then hiding from me.  I have adapters, batteries, accessories, pouches, etc. stuffed everywhere — vehicles, packs, bins, shelves, and so on.  I want to encourage you to track your gear down too.  Inspect, replace, and repair as necessary, and just as importantly, organize it!  And secondly, the laptop(s).  Most of us have worked to acquire a second laptop or tablet to be used as a dedicated ‘Comms’ computer.  Go through each of your software programs and re-familiarize yourself with them, update them, and and make sure everything is in working order.  If you have two or more devices, be sure they are synced so that both/all contain the same data, macros, files, folders, etc.

General Updates
All AmRRON members have been moved to the NEW & IMPROVED membership directory! This is a serious milestone since it has helped streamline the process for adding and updating members! Every member up until now, had been entered manually by a small group of volunteers. It is also more user friendly for the members! Visit the Member Directory located on the main menu at Remember, this is password protected.  Use the password provided in your original welcome letter. If your member profile needs updated, let us know by filling out the Profile Update form!

Help spread the news of AmRRON and Radio Free Redoubt by rating every episode 5 stars on all platforms.  This helps keep us at the top of all searches! Thank you!


AmCON Level Lowered
05 MAR 2018 UPDATE | The AmCON level has been lowered to level 4. This is in response to a reduced probability of an immediate threat from North Korea. We will continue to monitor the situation.

Upcoming training.
PRE-TREX TRAINING EXERCISE Romeo Mike-08 is putting together a NCS training drill prior to T-REX. This will be a one day exercise Mid –Late April! Watch for a more information on this regional drill that will run similar to the rolling nets!

Important Upcoming Dates
Liberty State Rally | March 31st, Newport, WA 3pm EVENT FLYER
God and Country | 2018 June 30 to July 1st. This event will be scaled back this year but we were told G&C 2018 is a ‘GO’. Updates as we get them!

T-REX 2018
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 5th annual, nationwide grid-down disaster training exercise T-Rex! Friday, July 20th through Sunday, July 22nd, 2018.

Red Pill Expo

RED PILL EXPO | First Responder discount code of 15% (FR2018) to March 30!

What is your favorite H/T Radio? Which do you carry and which do you wish you had.  Let us know by participating in the AmRRON Handheld Radio Poll!   Poll will end on Wednesday, March 14th at midnight (Pacific).  Watch for the survey results!

Regularly Scheduled Training Nets
In the event traditional communications become unavailable, having a reliable network in place could be crucial! Visit the Scheduled Nets page on for more information!

There are over 70 local AmRRON nets all across the United States! If you don’t have one in your area, you can start one! We have the tools in place to help get you started! Join or Start a Net

Cyber Security
We want to encourage everyone to get and use internet security.

25 March 2017 | Redoubt News:
FBI had Best Buy employees searching through customers computers for evidence of crimes.

27 Feb 2018 | Redoubt News:
Acording to Facebook, they are increasing their facial recognition will analyze users’ faces.

One Time Pad Exercise
[OTP EXERCISE] Hint: You will
be using the Tree Series
“Meet me near the Birch tree”
27807 31008 03058 94208
56391 63855 77044 48332
08719 92669 56686 17041
87734 70810 94617 70467
30091 35230 08869

were you able to decrypt the
message? Let us know by emailing using subject title, “practice makes perfect”.


8 March 2018   Largest last 7 days earthquake in the ring of fire was a 6.7 in PAPUA NEW GUINEA

8 March 2018   Largest last 7 days earthquake along US west coast was a 4.0 in Gulf of Alaska

8 March 2018   Largest last 7 days earthquake in the central US was a 4.2 in Oklahoma

National News or Concerns


The Rev. Billy Graham laid to rest in Charlotte North Carolina | RIP Brother in Christ

Volunteers Needed
Do you believe in the Mission of AmRRON and use WordPress? We are looking for few volunteers that could assist with postings and updating pages. Email for more information! Note: This volunteer position would be a minimal time commitment.

Newest AmRRON Corps Members
Tango Victor-06 (TN), Romeo Charlie-04 (MO), Whiskey Bravo-16 (OR), Alpha Whiskey-07 (MO), Kilo Mike-06 (NC), Taco (FL), Lima November-02 (IL), Mike-50 (IL), Echo Alpha-05 (OH), Echo-22 (MS), Whiskey Alpha-10 (OH) & Viribus Unitis (Canada)!

Training from other organizations
International Cryptologic Symposium and Antique Radio Charlotte 2018 – AND – The 4th Biennial International Cryptologic Symposium March 22 – 23 – 24, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

National Hurricane Conference
March 26 – 29, in Orlando, Florida. The theme this year is “Improving Hurricane Preparedness.” Some 1,500 attendees are expected. The Amateur Radio session will take place on Tuesday, March 27, at 10:30 AM. Presenters will address various aspects of the Amateur Radio response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Dayton Ohio Hamvention
May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
“The Northwest’s Largest Ham Convention “SEA-PAC is June 1, 2 and 3, 2018

The ARRL Northwestern Division Convention
Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Avenue, Seaside, OR 97138
Registration opened 15 February 2018!

37th annual ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC)
September 14 – 16 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Please check out Combat Studies Group for Internet Security classes in particular

Comments, questions or suggestions for the newsletter, let us know!

73, and God Bless!

John Jacob Schmidt