Sep 14th, 2018
Thursday Night D-STAR Round Table. Join us on reflector XRF002A, XRF310A and XRF555A 7:00pm PDT weekly.
wb5eku: DStar emergency communications for Hurricane Florence area? How can DStar be used in emergency comms?
KG5SLG: Good Evening everyone
K6KD: UPDATE: VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans – Hurricane Florence – Start Time: 9/13/18 at 900 AM EDT/1300 UTC voipwx.net/
KG5SLG: This is the Qnet Gateway Software that is written to work in Terminal Mode
KG5SLG: Currently using Toms N7TAE software on my ID-4100
wb5eku: TAPR is the Tuscon Amateur Packet Radio club. It has evolved much past packet radio but still on the cutting edge.
k6jm: Many disaster plans address how to communicate with both cell and internet out of the area down. Certainly in California earthquake country, that would be a likely case. Digital repeaters connected by the internet become instantly worthless.
k6jm: So traditional amateur radio EmComm teams should not rely on any technology depending on the internet.
K6KD: Internet should be used if available - often after disasters the telcos have reestablished portable cell towers quickly. Otherwise, sat links - voice and data don't require expensive equipment
k6jm: OTOH, hams can and do form teams, train up, work with various disaster planning groups, and do add value when needed. Hats off to them!