Would you Bring your personal radio equipment to a Disaster ? ?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by N6OPS, Mar 30, 2019.


Would you Bring your personal radio equipment to a disaster area to help ?

Poll closed Apr 13, 2019.
  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. N6OPS

    N6OPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    We all know that personal disaster equipment costs money.

    Relief organizations do no always realise this. Regardless.

    Disasters happen, people do need communication help. But in alot of disaster areas people are very stressed, some times other people even take advantage and steal tools and equipment.

    1. Would you bring your personal equipment to a disaster area, to help?
  2. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, but when I leave then so does my gear.
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    sure - but I would stay the hell out of the way unless I was specifically asked by actual first-responder officials to contribute "comms"

    I certainly wouldn't show up in a day-glow vest in a converted Crown Victoria with 33 antennas on the roof. Ahem.

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  4. AG6QR

    AG6QR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    If it were being used for communications essential to the immediate safety of human life and or protection of significant property, I'd gladly let someone else use it. No second thoughts.

    If it were being used for nonessential communications, I'd probably take it with me as I left the area.

    I'd make the judgement taking into account all of the actual circumstances.
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  5. WG7X

    WG7X Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    What? That resembles someone we both know...

    Except for the day-glo vest. I have a couple I've "borrowed" if any one wants one. Orange, chartreuse, or yellow. Crown Vic optional...
  6. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well said. :D
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  7. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Parts swappers?
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  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You have to glue the knobs on, So nobody steals them.
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  9. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    I don't have to bring any radios to a disaster.
    I am the disaster.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  10. N3PM

    N3PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Neither I nor my gear would have any business being there in the first place.
    Mike N3PM
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