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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Borrow an amateur radio set

radioPBEM has eleven Yaesu VX-170 VHF transceivers available for NET volunteers to check out if they cannot afford their own radio (or if they want to try the radio out). Radios are checked out over three months; at the end of the three month period, the borrower must return the radio (if there is a waitlist for borrowing) or renew the check out.

Checking out a radio is free, but you must arrange pick up from PBEM and be ready to show your ARRL technician license when you pick it up. Each radio includes a charger and instruction booklet. The instruction booklet is also downloadable.

The table below indicates which radios are available and when they are due for return to PBEM. If you would like to check one out, please email the NET Coordinator to arrange pick up.

Radio Serial Number  Borrower  Due Date
 7F220816   AVAILABLE 
 7H250321  Jeff Fortner 12/19/2016
 7H250322   AVAILABLE
 7H250324  Jiro Isetani  09/23/2016
 7H250325  Jill Neill (indefinite check-out)
 7H250326   AVAILABLE
 7H250328   AVAILABLE
 7H250329  Ernie Jones (PBEM) (indefinite check-out)
 7H250330  Ed Rentz (indefinite check-out)
 7H250361   AVAILABLE
 7H250362   AVAILABLE
 7H250450 Douglas Young  02/22/2017
7H250632 Robin Resnick  (indefinite check-out)