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Christchurch New Zealand



The problem with this is that both ARES and RACES hams have gotten there
first (orange lights and strobes flashing) and are now engaged in
small-arms fire over who gets to set their repeater up.  You're now
hiding under your vehicle.  What is your next move?

Andrew


On 2/24/2011 10:03 AM, Franck Martin wrote:
> You have products like a cell on wheels. A container containing a phone switch and a mobile cell, easily installable. You place it at the center of the disaster zone and all mobile phones start to work...
>
> if you are worried about congestion, then only the "right" sims are registered/enabled.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "mikea" <mikea at mikea.ath.cx>
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Thursday, 24 February, 2011 9:39:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Christchurch New Zealand
>
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:08:39AM -0800, JC Dill wrote:
>>  On 22/02/11 10:38 PM, Joe Hamelin wrote:
>>> The other CERT:  Community Emergency Response Team.
>>> https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/about.shtm
>> +1 for CERT.  I also think that taking a CERT class is a great way to 
>> re-evaluate your own network emergency procedures.  You may find new 
>> ways to prepare for network disasters, and to triage damage when a 
>> network disaster occurs.
> Agreed on CERT. 
>
> I diffidently suggest that amateur radio licensing, together with some
> battery-operated gear (think 2-meter or 70-cm handy-talkies at a minimum
> for short-haul comms, HF gear for longer-haul) may be Very Good Indeed
> in a disaster that takes down POTS service or government emergency
> communications. Folks interested in this might want to investigate ARES
> and/or RACES in the US, or similar activities in other countries.
>
>