California HF Emergency Frequencies

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VE7CUP, Nov 12, 2018.

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  1. VE7CUP

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    Does anyone have Red Cross liaison or Emergency HF frequencies for the wildfire situation in California ?
    Tnx, Ric, VE7CUP
  2. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why would there be an amateur HF emergency frequency for a fire? The public service agencies in California have their own extensive communication networks.

    If AR does somehow try to get involved in the fire, the details will be front and center on
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  3. W9RLG

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    The best thing for AR operators to do is to stay out of the area. These fires are nothing to play with or even be in the area. Mostly they would cause more problems for firefighters that they would do good, but that is only my $.02 worth. Just more people to worry about getting out of the way than they already have.

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  4. VE7CUP

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    As stated, I was mostly interested in the Red Cross Amateur liaison frequencies, as I have been asked by a few locals of the health and welfare of friends and relatives in California. Has nothing to do with "being in the fire area, or getting in the way" Tnx, Ric
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  5. WJ4U

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  6. KK5JY

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    I would be even more surprised if Red Cross relief efforts were using radio. Cell phones are more confidential, and it's easier to find people who can volunteer with a cell phone than with an AR setup.
  7. KB1PA

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    well, according to FEMA "• Communication lines, towers, CalFire communication sites, CHP communications sites, federal and naval satellite communication infrastructure threatened; over 140 cell sites are down statewide"
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  8. W9AMM

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    Mobile cell towers can be deployed at a moments notice. They're probably waiting until the fire gets contained and recovery efforts can commence.
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  9. W4IOA

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    Radio saves the day! Early 20th century technology for a 21st century crowd.
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  10. KK5JY

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    I guess I'm still not seeing what AR has to do with the situation, tho.

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