reply, evolving role of ham radio in a disaster
Nan and Sandy Sanders
esanders at erols.com
Tue Sep 6 10:07:38 CDT 2005
There was a mention of Winlink one time but I have only been listing to one
net that is voice only.
At 09:32 AM 9/6/05 -0400, Alex Fraser wrote:
>Have any of the digital modes been used?
>Nan and Sandy Sanders wrote:
>>I have been listening to the West Gulf ARES Net on 40 and 80 and a lot of
>>traffic has been passed. It has ranged from road conditions to sending
>>fuel to EOCs that are about to run out to messages for personnel at a
>>major hospital to use the only working land line to call the state EOC (
>>many along the same lines as people could call out when they could not
>>receive calls) the same ham having to make frequent reports that the mob
>>that had invaded looking for drugs had not gotten to his floor. Many
>>messages of people trapped in their attic by flood waters ( these seem to
>>be from people using cell phones that would some times work calling
>>relatives who would call the Red Cross who would route the message to the
>>Coast Guard by ham radio. Some times cell systems would route 911 calls
>>to random 911 systems around the country. One was received by the
>>dispatcher on a little town about 30 miles from where I am in East Texas
>>on vacation.) All this on one net running on 40 and 80 meters. The load
>>dropped a bunch starting Friday evening but the net is still going. I
>>heard a trapped person message not more than 2 hours ago.
>>Ham radio seems to be used for the first or last 100 miles. The long haul
>>traffic is on the Internet not 20 meters.
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