Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KQ0J, Sep 14, 2017.
I think they went somewhere.
that my friends is why you never evacuate.
Having a young child, I would definitely evacuate and would be one of those un-happy people wanting to get in and get my stuff assessed and shorn up. Their re-entry is based on water/food availability and the need to boil water and there MAY not be power to boil the water and prevent illness. I'm smart enough to do that... and would be angry that someone assumes they know better than I do...
If it were just antennas, you'd be right. But they also need power and, probably more difficult right now, backhaul.
Given the saltwater path, I don't get why a few military jeeps with good radios can't relay from one end to the other ????????
SNAFU Situation Normal All Fouled Up
Good reason not to live in the keys.
Pretty simple answer, hams not needed nor wanted at this stage of the game. I see some in this thread still believe hams are first responders and should be down
there in the thick of things 'communicating', try rolling up on a checkpoint with the white SUV bristling with antennas and a magnetic ARES sign(s) and see what
kind of reception you get. Even ARRL admits ham roles are changing for emergencies, just some of the faithful can't let go, look at what happened to NTS.
I think this is the reality of it. I am fairly certain law enforcement and first responders are not having issues communicating with each other or with the mainland, and that hams are simply not needed.
There is a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the outer harbor with enough comm gear to dwarf every ham radio store in the United States facilitating communications among and between every agency involved. The last thing anyone needs there is ham radio. Or more useless people to feed.