What happens when the infrastructure fails?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W2BLC, May 13, 2018.

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  1. WF4W

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  2. AF4LY

    AF4LY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hopefully, if the infrastructure fails I will have an HF/VHF portable setup.

    Mesh would be the most efficient way of passing information.

    Usually outside of the affected area, there is a communication infrastructure still in place. It's just reaching it...
  3. KI6J

    KI6J Ham Member QRZ Page

    My packet chess server on 145.05 is solar powered. I'm good.
  4. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well we had lightning, hail, high winds and a heavy downpour this afternoon.
    Trees are down all over. People can't even get home.

    The local repeaters are down. So much for backup power.

    The Homeland Defense Network (HDN) of local repeaters was working but not a peep out of anyone. No Skywarn, no nothing...

    All the time I have to hear bullcrap nets practicing and when the poop hits the fan.. NADA.

    Thankful I have a generator and my smartphone.
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  5. WZ7U

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    And in CT of all places... the mecca of the ARRL. :eek: :p :D
    whacker badge.jpg Nobody like this came over? Huh.

    Oh, so you're posting from a phone? I hate having to do that...
  6. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    No whackers in vests... Yes, posting from the phone.. I could Hotspot the laptop but it's almost bedtime.
  7. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    American Radio's Real Letdown :(
  8. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I have a six pack and a lawn chair. I'm good.
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  9. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Six pack? The ladies must love seeing you in the lawn chair with your shirt off.
    Guess you're in great shape. :)
  10. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Lol. Well I did take the trash out to the curb today. It's this kind of disciplined routine that maintains my agile reflexes and top physical condition.
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