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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: RadioRay on September 22, 2017, 10:36:38 pm

Title: Where Ham Radio Shines -
Post by: RadioRay on September 22, 2017, 10:36:38 pm
Dominica (and many other Caribbean islands, including much of Puerto Rico).
(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/09/21/gettyimages-850314658_wide-368dd7178ade457e086c4ed4e577a53326f6b472-s1600-c85.jpg)
Infrastructed destroyed...

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/21/552649149/in-devastated-dominica-hams-become-vital-communications-link (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/21/552649149/in-devastated-dominica-hams-become-vital-communications-link)
Title: Re: Where Ham Radio Shines -
Post by: cockpitbob on September 23, 2017, 12:37:22 am
Thursday I was listening to the Salvation Army's  SATERN net for Puerto Rico.  At first there were zero hams on the island able to operate.  The Salvation Army kept trying to get information on the condition of the airport to see if the Red Cross could start flying supplies in.  Late in the day and today some PR hams were finally on the air and the net was passing a lot of traffic, mostly condition reports.  This is the first time I've heard with my own ears the great value ham radio has in disaster situations.
Title: Re: Where Ham Radio Shines -
Post by: caulktel on September 23, 2017, 05:18:56 pm
Wow! looks like a bunch of tooth picks. It's almost hard to understand how a house can be reduced to that much debris.

Joel
N6ALT
Title: Re: Where Ham Radio Shines -
Post by: RadioRay on September 25, 2017, 12:45:51 am
A note from one of the hams operating emergency relief -