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----- Original Message -----
From: "KC6UQH" <kc6uqh@cox.net>
To: "AAM9ECS" <ae6fl@arrl.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Emergency operations


> John,
> I You can work Satellites with an HT, Arrow Antenna and a laptop using
less
> power than an HF tranciever. See AMSAT Journal March / April of 1998.
>
> With only 10 Watts on UHF frequencys you can have respectable baud rates
of
> 57.6 KB or higher, Dish antennas provide a gain 18 to 30 dB reducing power
> demands, and satellite scheduals are dependable, All weather, something
that
> H.F. could never provide.
>
>
> If the area had several active Amateur Radio Operators, loss of life would
> have been far less as they could have alerted the populace to go to higher
> ground. I doubt the internal infrastructure exists to support a large
> Amateur communications  effort. Due to atomospheric conditions, Mark and
> Space on wide shift ( 1.6 KHz) would fade independtly, this is why narrow
> modes work on HF and wide modes do not.
> If you don't have local Amateur Radio Operators, before an emergency to
warn
> of an inpending disaster, You won't have them to provide communications
> during the disaster. Loss of life from Typhoons and Tasimis can be
mitigated
> with good Communications.
>
> Once aid from Military ships arrive communications, will be established on
a
> large scale and the need for local Amateur operators fades.
>
> Waisting Amateur Radio Operators time teaching CPR etc, instead of
teaching
> radio set up,,antenna configurations, solar/ battery, radio, & generator
> maintainence, provides for disaster workers that know a little more than a
> Fireman, or a Policeman about keeping a radio on the air during an
> emergency.
>
> Art, KC6UQH
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "AAM9ECS" <ae6fl@arrl.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:43 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Emergency operations
>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "KC6UQH" <kc6uqh@cox.net>
> > Sent: Friday, 31 December, 2004 19:30
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] RE: Will AMSAT (world wide) be ready for the
next
> > disaster?
> >
> >
> > > John,
> > > The ARRL has always had an H.F. mentality, and I have suggested
several
> > > times that they should change their name to the Antique Radio Relay
> > > League.
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > Hope that you really enjoy the taste of your foot there John! Voice
and/or
> > CW modes on HF continue to be widely used in emergency communications
and
> > they're growing in popularity for several reasons including;
> affordability
> > of equipment, dependability and effectiveness. Infrastructure intensive
> > amateur modes such as packet, satellite, SSTV and Winlink are great and
I
> > use those modes frequently. However, a network of trained voice and/or
CW
> > mode operators can move lots of message traffic. The minimum HF station
> with
> > a 12v battery, 5w to 100w transceiver, antenna tuner and as much wire up
> in
> > the trees as can be engineered quickly makes for a cheap and effective
> means
> > of communicating from directly in the area of operations out to a couple
> > thousand miles or more. How else can this be accomplished as cheaply?
Add
> a
> > few stations with experienced operators that know how to conduct an
> > efficient network to accurately relay message traffic and you have
> > dependability.
> >
> > Generators are few and far between right now in the tsunami affected
areas
> > and HF radios that work on 12v auto batteries are critically important,
as
> > you may have read on this reflector earlier in the week. When bad stuff
> > happens, the lowest common denominator is often times all that's
> available.
> >
> > Antique appears to have a negative connotation for you. Emergency
> > communicators around the Indian Ocean are most probably very
appreciative
> of
> > a working HF radio even if it's older than you are ...
> >
> > If you'd like to participate in a serious emergency communications
system
> > with many truly top-shelf (not showboaters...) operators and extensive
> > training oportunities, please contact me at your earliest convenience.
> >
> > SGD,
> > Michael Barry AE6FL/AAM9ECS
> > ae6fl@arrl.net
> > - U.S. Army MARS Emergency Operations Officer for Southern CA
> > - ARES Emergency Coordinator for North San Luis Obispo County
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