Public Service

Adventist Community Services

Humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within the USA and Bermuda, meeting people's immediate needs through tutoring and mentoring programs, youth volunteer corps, health screening, education and assistance, inner city missions, and disaster response.

American Red Cross

Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency.

Catholic Social Services - Rapid City

211 Help Line

The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day.

FEMA Student ID registration page

In order to take any of the FEMA online courses you will need the FEMA student ID. Registration is free and easy.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

This link will direct you to the webpage with all of the FREE online courses you can take . CERT and COMMS team members are required to pass IS100 and IS700. IS200 and IS800 are highly recommended.


MetEd (more)

Weather spotter training and much more. From the website; "MetEd is a free collection of hundreds of training resources intended for the geoscience community. Whether you're an experienced meteorologist honing existing skills or a student looking for new geoscience topics of interest, we have something for you."

  • Ham Radio

    • Amateur Radio Relay League

      Your link to the wonderful world of ham radio. There is a veritable cornucopia of information available at this website!

    • QRZ

      This website is the "who's who" of ham radio. QRZ is the Q signal established many years ago for hams using Morse code, and it means "Who is calling me?" In the upper left corner where it says "enter query" type in KE0QAN to see our Prairie Patriots amateur radio club page. You can enter any callsign there to see their information.

    • Ham Study

      A very nice FREE website to practice for your ham license tests. No nonsense flash card type approach.

    • NBEMS / FLDigi video tutorials

      A collection of very good video tutorials about how to set up and use the FLDigi suite of software to use digital communication modes over ham radio to send and receive messages.

    • SD Link

      Website for the South Dakota Link, showing all the repeaters in the state link, including information on location, frequencies, PL tones, etc.


Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club (SEARC) website.  SEARC is a diverse group of amateur radio operators (Hams) that are interested in learning, collaborating and promoting the hobby, sport and service of amateur radio in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota metropolitan area and southeast South Dakota.  SEARC is an ARRL affiliated club.