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Christchurch New Zealand

FWIW, in my experience, when ARES and RACES both arrive on a scene
together, they rarely get into small arms fire over any thing, rather, preferring
to work together to help each other set up both repeaters and to coordinate
which parts of the workload will be handled by which operation in order to
maximize the efficiency with which the job gets done.

Perhaps this is unique to California (yeah, I know we're known as the
land of Granola out there), or, perhaps as I perceive, hams world wide
tend to be community-minded decent folks trying to help.


On Feb 24, 2011, at 2:23 PM, Mike Lyon wrote:

> The old pin--through-the-center-of-the coax trick while you go on setting up
> your repeater? :)
> 73's,
> Mike
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Andrew Kirch <trelane at trelane.net> wrote:
>> 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.