Mom Uses Ham Radio to Find Missing Son in Wake of Harvey Destruction

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB5WCK, Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. KB5WCK

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    'He's 46 and he's still my baby'

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri —
    An Illinois woman used an old-fashioned way to communicate with her son, who was missing after Tropical Storm Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas.

    <a href="https://t.co/DmpqAVUDjX">Click Here for Story</a>
     
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  2. W0PV

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    Health & welfare traffic. Good job WA9TZL ! Great retrospective photo in his Zed bio too.
     
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  3. AK3Q

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    Thanks for posting this! 73
     
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  4. G3SEA

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    Nice story !
    I'm sure there were many similar stories that transpired during that
    beast of a Hurricane.
    G3SEA/KH6
     
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  5. W0AAT

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    I monitored 7290 for a couple of days, there were quite a few health and welfare messages passed.
     
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  6. WB8SIW

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    Recently, considerable time and effort has been invested in reinvigorating the national messaging layer of traffic networks. The results were evident in the services provided during Hurricane Harvey. Take a moment or two to visit the Radio Relay International web page: www.radio-relay.org. Learn more in the "QNI Newsletter" at: www.qni-newsletter.net. These resources provide information about the RRI International Digital Traffic Network as well as efforts to improve the common-denominator voice and CW nets. There's also information about affiliated programs such as the "National SOS Radio Network" and so forth. Radio Relay International also has a "Facebook" page at: https://www.facebook.com/radiorelayinternational/
     
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  7. KA4VNM

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    Another reason to pass HR. 515 How many more people could have been able to help if they weren't restricted?
     
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  8. KU0O

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    Definitely, need to get the Parity Act passed. This would be the best possible time to do so given all the natural disasters going on.
     
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  9. W1JAP

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    As a short wave listener in my teens, I used to visit WA9TZL and watch him operate his amateur radio gear. He was my initial "Elmer" as he got me interested in Amateur Radio. Great job WA9TZL!

    W1JAP
     
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  10. W1YW

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    Countless more would lose HF capability. Go read the bill.
     
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