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SARCOM Equipment

SARCOM owns and operates a variety of specialty radio equipment that help make searches successful. We are capable of supporting operations of any size, in any terrain, and adapting to unusual circumstances.


Our primary communications unit is designed to be a self-sufficient mobile dispatch center. Com1 contains 4 dispatch radios (3 VHF and 1 UHF) and two dispatcher positions, 2 mapping/logging stations with computers, a dual band ham radio, and a printer/fax/scanner.

To supplement the technology used, Com1 also carries generators, antenna masts, a heating and air conditioning unit, and printed maps and charts.


This unit is currently under construction. It will have similar capabilities that Com1 has, if not greater.

Hasty Vehicles

A hasty vehicle is designed to be a temporary substitute for our communications units. These vehicles are capable of managing search operations until a communications unit arrives on scene, or in the rare event that a communications unit cannot respond.

SARCOM currently has two fully-featured hasty vehicles. Additionally, team members have varying amounts of equipment in their vehicles that also supplement search operations.


A repeater picks up a signal and broadcasts it across a larger area. This allows all field units to maintain radio contact despite mountains, trees, and other obstacles. SARCOM has one portable cross-band repeater and is currently constructing a second one.