Where did that thread go: "For Everybody... How Will We Keep in Touch? (Or Something Like That), where I posted an enormous thing on Ham Radio

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I wanted to see if it had gotten any response. Here's some of what I said, there.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), September 28, 1999


Here: http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a- fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=001S5P

I posted it - heaven knows why I put it under Admin/sysop!

-- Y2KGardener (gardens@bigisland.net), September 28, 1999.

'Tis NOW under Fallback Planning. Sounds a BIT closer, no??


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), September 28, 1999.


-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), September 28, 1999.


Per your last comments as follows, do you have any suggestions:

-make and model # -frequency preferred - call sign

Your comment was:

"We could share information on specific makes and models of equipment that make sense for different situations. Then, we could perhaps settle in on a frequency, and some introductory words by which we might recognize each other when we hear a qualifying broadcast. Maybe we could plot out all the participants on a nice map so we could see where we have gaps, and so everyone has an idea of who is near to them and has a potential to hear."

BTW, I am 30 miles NE of Cincinnati, OH.

-- Bill P (porterwn@one.net), September 28, 1999.

Look under "New Answers"; use Ctrl-F to search for a word or your handle. When it drops off that list (longer than the "New Questions" list on which posts are originally made, then look in the archives, again using Ctrl-F to find the thread title.

-- A (A@AisA.com), September 28, 1999.

As in everything, preparation is the key. Ham radio people will be on the air no matter what. Even a government ordered radio silence will not silence all of them. You need to locate your neighborhood ham radio operator. Look for tall and big antennas. If this person turns out to be a CBer he may be able to help. If not, he probably knows the local hams. Knock on the door and introduce yourself. Have your aunt Millie in Florida and everyone else you want to keep touch with do likewise. They need to know their local hams. The community Red Cross people usually knows the active lhams in the community. When a disaster strikes their area, they can take a message to the local Amateur Radio Operator which will be sent to you saying they are OK or whatever. This is called Health and Welfare Traffic. After a hurrican strikes Florida, it will be nearly impossible to get a reply from the ham in Florida as the the condition of Aunt Millie. But she could have a message sent to you by her local ham if she follows these instructions. For more information about Ham Radio go to http://www.arrl.org

-- George Griebe WQ4Z (griebe@mis.net), September 28, 1999.

There is still time to study and take the Ham Radio exam! I took mine this past week-end and passed. The book is $10-20, the exam $6.45. I got my book from Radio Shack. It is not all that difficult (but I'm an idiot-savant test taker...so what do I know? But, some 10 year old kids also passed...). I went the no-code technician route (don't have to learn morse code), so will be up on 6 meters for my long range communications.

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), September 28, 1999.

Bill P: No. I have no idea what to recommend, at this point. But I will post it when I do. Mad Monk is ahead of me. Ask him :>

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), September 29, 1999.

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