HamRadioNow: Eclipsing ARES

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KN4AQ, Aug 7, 2017.

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  1. NN4RH

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    It's not hate. It's ridicule. Big difference.
  2. KB1PA

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    tell that to the ELECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS who have ASKED the hams to assist them.
    I am sure the hams would be rather doing something else, instead they are assisting our ELECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SERVE THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES.
    your hate is obvious.
  3. W1YW

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    We are certainly relevant with ARES. The issue is best use. I do not believe that local decisions on that use of a more 'global' radio network make sense in this event.

    The main issue for the eclipse is traffic, and there will be perhaps thousands of hams on major routes, or near them, that could act in a helpful coordinating manner. That is not the same objective of 'local assist'.

    I think there was an opportunity there that didn't materialize and yes, I could have presented the issue and helped with it earlier. But nowadays I just have too much both voluntary and otherwise, on my plate.

    ARES does great things, but I wonder if being controlled by local jurisdictions is always the right way to go. My two cents on that.

    Chip W1YW
  4. KK5JY

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    Exactly. It amazes me how anything short of approval or endorsement these days is immediately considered "hate." Such nonsense itself could be consider hateful, and is often presented in that manner.

    Without disagreement, there is no accountability.
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  5. KB1PA

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    ridicule is the same as bullying. bullying is a form of hate. If you don't like what these hams are
    doing express that without the hate, and you will be listened too.
  6. KB1PA

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    to Chip, ARES has local, county, regional and National and international parts, but most of the "work" is done for local agencies. If local ARES groups need assistance, they can ask, and go above the local level. And ANY volunteer work you do is appreciated more than you realize :):)

  7. W1YW

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    Thanks Barry,

    I think ARES is getting blamed for the very restrictions that others impose upon it.

    If you had to make a generalization, ARES in 2017 is well trained and most certainly a valuable asset.

    Chip W1YW
  8. K3XR

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    It seems to have become very common that some label speech they don't like "hate speech" which begs the question just where does the "hate" label fit.
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  9. KK5JY

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  10. KA2CZU

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    well, no.

    that's like saying red is the same as black, and black is a form of white, implying that red is the same as white.

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