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Ham Talk Live! Episode 89 - Puerto Rico Disaster Communications with Val, NV9L

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB9VPG, Nov 7, 2017.

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  1. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I get how you might call that cheap or low quality but I don't understand the "foreign" reference.
     
  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, that much is clear.
     
  3. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is a presentation by volunteer Joe Pistritto N3CKF

     
  4. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    ARRL officials interviewed
     
  5. KM4WUO

    KM4WUO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I made a presentation to our local emcomm group about my experiences in PR:

     
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  6. KX4O

    KX4O Ham Member QRZ Page

    This assumes any group, ARES in this example, has priority access to the amateur bands or assets such as repeaters. This is not the case... at least until some governmental agency temporarily suspends the usual rules and assumes the role of or delegates frequency management... or the repeater operator grants such permissions to a particular group. Until that happens the only way this works is for civilized coordination and cooperation of all users of the amateur radio band assets be they group or individual entities. Perhaps this is what you meant.
     
  7. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    According to the language in the General Class exam book, emergency communications have priority on amateur bands. The authority of RACES is clear too.
     
  8. KX4O

    KX4O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Indeed true. Hence emergency commo between individuals carries the same weight as between groups/individuals or groups/groups. As few as we really are, there should be enough room for all. Cooperation and good spirits are a prerequisite for success. Otherwise some one group may claim to the arbiter of emergency message prioritization. I don't think we are very good at that.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2018
  9. K0IDT

    K0IDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    You hit the ARES nail on the head. RACES is the official emergency service and recognized as such in Part 97, not sure why ARES was created but maybe it's time to consolidate everything under RACES
    and play by their rules. I'm going to be labeled a 'basher' again for even suggesting that but maybe HQ needs to get out of the way..........trying to be nice here:)
     
  10. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    RACES involves governmental entities as the served agencies. ARES includes service to NGOs.
     

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