The Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club has two vehicles that can be deployed when and where needed for emergency response, public service events, educational events, or any other appropriate purpose.
MDARC 1 is a decommissioned television station Electronic News Gathering (ENG) van; generously donated to us by KGO-TV in San Francisco. It's a year 2000 Ford E-350 with – well, let’s just say, more than a few miles on it. It comes to us with a lot of features that are perfect for us.
See our Van page for more information.
We also have had a Communications Trailer that's has been a part of the MDARC vehicle fleet for many years. It has 4 operating stations with desktop & chairs, cabling, computer monitors, solar panels, shore power cable, a 30-foot extendable mast and much more. The plan is for operators to bring their own radios and antennas for use within the trailer. Antenna masts can be mounted to the front of the trailer, and an extendable mast can be raised from the rear.
See our Trailer page for more information.