Tactical Communication Kits

Delaware County ARES-RACES maintains a total of 17 Tactical Communication (TAC-COM) Kits for conducting field operations. Each kit is housed in rugged waterproof Pelican cases to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions. The kits are equipped with state-of-the-art radio transceivers, battery systems, microcomputers and antennas to permit voice and data communications to be conducted from the field on HF, VHF, UHF and microwave Amateur Radio frequencies.

Go Kit Training

ICOM D-STAR Training

Kit Equipment




Bioenno BLF-1220A Power Battery
Diamond NR770HNMO Antenna Vertical Dual-Band 2m/70cm
Diamond SG7900 Antenna Vertical Dual-Band 2m/70cm
ICOM ID-4100A Digital VHF/UHF Transceiver Transceiver Portable
ICOM ID-5100A Digital VHF/UHF Transceiver Transceiver Portable
Pelican 1550 Accessories Case
Samlex SEC-1223 Power Supply Power Power Supply
WGA TR-2000 Accessories Headset


Overview of the Go Kit components and how to organize.

Link to video


Putting together Go Kits at Delaware County Emergency Services building in Media

Customized Go Kit with external speaker, OpenSpot 3 digital radio hotspot and Raspberry Pi running Ham Pi.