What is ham radio doing to help out in this national emergency

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N6PAT, Mar 16, 2020.

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  1. N6PAT

    N6PAT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I often hear that ham radio is a vital element that many depend on during emergencies. I'd like to hear how our hobby is helping out during the worst health crisis the world has experienced in centuries .

    Also, how many of you Go Box preppers are actually using your rigs to deal with this national emergency?. This is your golden opportunity to tell the rest of us "see I told you so".

    If you're not using it for an emergency of this magnitude then when will you use it? WWIII or an invasion from outer space?
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  2. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Calling CQ CV
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  3. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Corona Virus Operating
    What with lots of folks staying home for the near future, the bands could get pretty active during an otherwise slow week. Instead of spending time watching the shortened news cycle, or counting your TP cache, let’s get on the air!

    No rules, no points, just get on the air.

    Just call “CQ Corona” and see how many other home bound hams you can work.
    To make it interesting, to each QSO add the number of “Corona” QSO’s you’ve got in the log.

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      N0TZUPlatinum SubscriberPlatinum SubscriberQRZ Page

      I Just made 2 QSOs on 40 meters, so have some fun!!!

      So far no SKs reports
      What freq?

      Today at 4:29 PMReport
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      NL7WPremium SubscriberQRZ Page

      Click to expand...
      Dat's one ugly dude!

      Today at 4:52 PMReport

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      NL7WPremium SubscriberQRZ Page
      I'm all for the Johnny Fever sobriety test... one too many Corona's methinks!


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      N0TZUPlatinum SubscriberPlatinum SubscriberQRZ Page
      I'm on 7.212

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      NL7WPremium SubscriberQRZ Page

      I'm on 7.212
      Wish I could get on the air at the moment.
      Like your QRZ page. Nice! :)

      Today at 5:05 PMReport
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      K0UOPlatinum SubscriberPlatinum SubscriberQRZ Page

      What freq?
      7136 and 7143
      I'm on most afternoons

      Today at 5:23 PMReport

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      N0TZUPlatinum SubscriberPlatinum SubscriberQRZ Page
      I made 8 phone contacts on 40m, some nice conversations!

      Today at 6:22 PMReport

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      W3WNPremium SubscriberQRZ Page
      Worked VP2VB on 20 & 15 CW, easy peasy.

      Didn’t crack the pileup on 29 SSB, but I did switch from the Omni VI+ to the Argosy II. Signal being 3 dB down probably didn’t help much, but I also wasn’t trying that hard, either.

      There are or were at least two State QSO Parties on, along with the BERU. Plus quite a few rag chews on 20 and 17.

      The bands are open, and there are people QRV. What more can an active ham want?

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      WB2WIKPlatinum SubscriberPlatinum SubscriberQRZ Page

      Anyone, anywhere


      This is WB2WIK looking for CV contacts and listening in the hospital

      Today at 6:45 PMReport
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      W0AKRHam MemberQRZ Page
      mobile in the grocery store, but shelves empty..break break...

      Today at 7:45 PMReport
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  4. K0IDT

    K0IDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    All phone lines are open, standing by for the activation call from someone......anyone......phone lines are open......Bueller? Bueller?
    HFLink did go to Defcon 3 or something, self activated but not sure what for. Still looking for the TP spotters network, no luck so far :rolleyes:
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  5. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Self activated or self isolation?:p
  6. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Of course the NEW buzzword is "Hunker Down"... Hunker Down for 14 days (no working) is what's being passed arnd the table in DC.
    We'll call it The Hunker Down Net obviously... :p
    To the original poster; Get Real. There's absolutely Nadda for ham radio to do that is not already being done...
    WQ4G, WW0W, N1NA and 5 others like this.
  7. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    WTH exactly was this post?
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  8. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll tell ya what ham radio is doing. Its providing a place for the mouth breather set to cough - on their mics.
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  9. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Not to worry! Wonder Woman will save us all!!
  10. WF4W

    WF4W Ham Member QRZ Page

    i think we should have an all-day-long Zedders net...
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