What It's Going to take...

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KY5U, Aug 11, 2005.

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  1. KY5U

    KY5U Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Good point, Tim. There is nothing in New Orleans but the Police/Fire/EMS radios. No cell, no internet, no power, no water (potable). Presently the TV stations are off the air. Some radio stations are on. Martial law has been declared in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Looters are running the streets (and being arrested). Unlesss you have a battery, generator or inverter, your computer based programs are useless.

    People are using Amateur Radio there. One or two repeaters are up, there is a little SSB traffic and some CW too. I didn't have much time to listen as I was on the ground for only a few minutes today (by chopper which landed on Airline Hwy. so I could survey a building). They dropped me off and went on to pick up someone from the State Police locaion and then back to pick me up.

    I'ts bad here...
  2. AB0WR

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    According to the hurricane net on 3935 the only access into the Biloxi and Baton Rouge areas is via stations running battery operated, low power CW stations. All traffic is being passed to those stations by the traffic manager for STX. (this is as of Tues evening)

    As I posted in another thread, I am going to post this on the FCC site.

    If the FCC wants to ruin the emergency capability of the ARS then all they have to do is drive the Morse Code capability of the ARS into the ground.

    They need to have their noses rubbed in this - and rubbed very hard.

    I can't believe this has happened so shortly after hearing so many people denigrate Morse Code as an obsolete, outdated, useless communication mode.

    I wonder how many of these people, who obviously can't learn from distant history, will be able to learn from recent history?

    I HOPE the ARRL will take this opportunity to SHOUT the use of Morse Code by amateur radio in widespread disasters such as this. *But* I am not going to hold my breath.

    If you are in the emergency area, STAY SAFE.

    YOU SIMPLY CANNOT BE CAREFUL ENOUGH. Even small injuries can become major problems when medical attention is limited.

    Our prayers are with you.

    tim ab0wr
  3. KY5U

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    Well, the area I walked in earlier is under 5 feet of water now. The sandbagging of lake levees failed and pumps are failing. They expect 10-15 feet of standing water in New Orleans.

    The next step is for the water to undermine the levees on the river side (water was not meant to be on that side of the levee). If a river levee breaks, the entire Mississippi can change course right thru downtown New Orleans. (The only hope might be to open the flood gates above New Orleans to lower the river, then open the spillway north of town to lower Lake Pontchatrain. May have to dam the lake to prevent backflow from the gulf. Once water lowers, build a steel chain wall along the lake levee on the south side.)

    Watch this people. You are seeing geological history. God bless and save the people of New Orleans.
  4. KJ3N

    KJ3N Ham Member QRZ Page

    Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!
  5. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Same bat... um, guano?

    Did a whole 24 hours just pass and no one added another rant on either side?
  6. AB8MA

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    Well! I'll be a CBDOF!
    Clueless and Brain Dead Old Fart.

    Glad KH2D is a ham, but I wonder why, reading his comments in the link. I enjoy filling old shoeboxes with cards. Doesn't everybody?
  7. N2MMM

    N2MMM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just want to get on 40 and 75 meter AM with a rig I built myself and maybe work a little CW when I learn to do so. My old key WANTS ELECTRONS BAD. But I am with the newbies on this one. lids and CB'ers are EASY to deal with. CW is a fascinating concept but it is a communications mode, not a filter. my station has sound recording and processing equipment. WARNING TO LIDS, I RECORD VIOLATIONS. That is the best filter I can think of. Let's beef up the OO corps. Then we can get back to rag chewing, and experimenting and contesting and DXing and brass pounding. Ham Radio POUR TOUJOURS!!!
  8. AB8MA

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    Nearly 24,000 reads. Impressive!
  9. N5FOG

    N5FOG Ham Member QRZ Page

    The OO system is a joke. Go tune around HF and listen to some of the extremely profane stations. They are there day after day and the OO's don't do anything, reason because most are only interested in keeping the band clear where they frequent.

    People keep screaming beef up the OO program that’s not going to be effective. If you really want to clean up ham radio then document the violators. Don’t just make a one recording, recorded them over several days or weeks to demonstrate a pattern of behavior and violations.

    And don’t be a whiner, IE making a complaint over someone who let one dam or piss slip out over the radio. If you make a good documented case action will be taken but don’t count on the OO’s for anything.

    Eric Kc5Fog
  10. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    He missed old commie bed-wetters. [​IMG]
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