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Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers in disasters

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KG7LEA, Apr 24, 2019.

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  1. K3KIC

    K3KIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Keep in mind the OP did not mention running EMC nets. In many cases there is room for volunteers to do less critical but important work which is too low on the priority list for government agency nets to address in the immediate aftermath.
  2. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think training is half the package, maybe even just a third. Good folks showing up from out of town might work better if they had some local guides and even better if they coordinated with local authorities.
  3. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thirty day suspension without pay for each offense.
  4. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Recognize that in an emergency, it’s too late and too burdensome to start training.
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  5. NL7W

    NL7W Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've always sworn off, ARES, the God of War. :p;):cool:
  6. KL7KN

    KL7KN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    "professional disaster managers" are why I quit volunteering to help.

    While many are at least adequate - many are, frankly, politically connected hacks.
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  7. K5MIL

    K5MIL Ham Member QRZ Page

    And do you have documented evidence of this actually happening?

    Bill - K5MIL
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  8. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    No. All I have is decades of experience seeing it and suffering it first-hand.
  9. NL7W

    NL7W Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is a lot of that! :eek:

    I try to stay out of the politics in my local government management position.
    In fact, I like being known as a straight-shooter.
    It's too difficult keeping track of anything but the facts and the truth.
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  10. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The truth repeated is always the truth. Trying to keep a lie consistent repeatedly is much more difficult.

    Government appointments often have little to do with qualifications.
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