Two comments and nothing of value to the discussion? It's the Zed, what did you expect? My earlier comment about "i can almost guarantee" is based on past experience with the self-important emcomm crowd and their antics. Hams can be useful in a disaster situation, just not to the extent some would have you believe.. Ham emcomm is over-hyped as a cash cow for the ARRL and other than some anecdotal PR material there's scant evidence to prove otherwise. Show me the hard data and I'll consider a retraction.