NEAR Communications Van

NEAR_Van_Side_w_LogoNEAR has received a gracious donation of a 1995 Ford E350 Wolf Coach news van including a 4.5kW generator, a pneumatic 40 foot mast, selectable part-time 4WD, and integrated equipment racks.

NEAR is looking to raise at least $5,000 to support repairs and equipment upgrades. The van needs some body work, exhaust repair, and some new equipment.

NEAR has a suite of radios ready to install into this vehicle including HF, VHF, UHF and beyond. Needed equipment includes monitors, computers, and many other small miscellaneous items.

The van will be utilized with amateur radio groups in need of communications for events, contests, education, outreach, and emergency operations. The goal is to make this vehicle available as a mobile communications center during public service events, ARES and emergency activations, as a demo for educational and outreach purposes, and other activities to promote amateur radio.

A PDF flyer for the van is also available.

Or make a check payable to:
New England Amateur Radio
PO Box 812333, Wellesley, MA, 02482-0017


NEAR_Van_Control_Panel

Power Control Panel

NEAR_Van_Mast_Raised

Fully Deployed Mast (~40′)

Equipment Rack

Equipment Rack

Van Roof

Van Roof

4.5kW Onan Generator

4.5kW Onan Generator