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 N9KO: Thursday Night Topic - It would be nice to hear about how DStar was used in the Hurricane Harvey tragedy. I would think its internet connectivity would limit its use.

wb5eku: Possible Topic: What frequency to put your hotspot on so that it will not interferewith other services in the respective band plan.

w6oso: As reported on last nights Ham Nation the use of Hams during the events in Houston and surrounding areas were considered light. However a new application called Zello Walkie-Talkie application had surfaced with a great amount of use. It works with Android,

w6oso: The Zello Application can be found at; The app has an interactive map that can be use for dispatching resources to needed areas. The map also shows areas that have already been serviced.

w6oso: Along with WB5EKU's suggestion It would be informative to discuss how much band spread is needed if more that one hotspots are in use at a single location. So to prevent cross talk and interference between hotspots.

N6HKH: Reason enough.


VE7LEE: everybody with a cell phone could of use Fire Chat, which does not depend on cellular network, since it use MESH network via wi fi and bluetooth

VE7LEE: why not set up a parallel health and welfare network via DSTAR to pass traffic that can be demonstrated ? During times of emergency.

KE0AYJ: My EMA office is looking into Firstnet.

KE0AYJ: Hams are now looked upon as a technical tool instead of a "dispatcher".

WD6FOX-Sean: I just tuned in, and getting broken audio from my SHARK RF, is it possible Shark RF is B/O? Or need to re-load firmware?

KE0AYJ: Probably your internet

wb5eku: Sean, you can listen through K6PUW

WD6FOX-Sean: ok, I'll Re-load FW and Tune in...

wb5eku: SoCal Band Plan website: 

kc9sio: I had mentioned earlier about the Southeast Weather Net. What I was saying was that we found out that they are basically a fair weather net, and nothing more. They don't handle any kind of emergency traffic.

kc9sio: What happened to Mike?

K6KD: Mike lost internet. Cellular not option with 0 to 0.5 bars.

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