[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess
Edward R. Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Mon Jun 27 17:31:31 PDT 2011
OK, you want to play "Reality":
IN a mass-casualty disaster, I hope satellite users will be smart
enough to "Restrict satellite use for emergency traffic". Each pass
will be strictly controlled by a Net Control with closed-net
protocols (no calls without permission of NC). NC WILL be traffic
cop and it will be one at a time calling...offenders will be "visited
by black suburbans and guys wearing sunglasses and padded suit coats"! ;-)
Seriously, under emcomm there WILL BE RULES and they will be
ENFORCED...as they should be.
so there is there is no comparison with ham radio, as usual.
Another reality: historically, most ham radio emcomm is passed on HF
or terrestrial VHF.
My unsolicited opinion: digital-comms is where satellite will be
most useful in emergency traffic.
73, Ed - KL7UW
At 11:54 AM 6/27/2011, John Geiger wrote:
>That is a good point. I am sure that if/when the big one hits and we need
>to pass emergency communications, we will have to do it under less than
>optimal conditions or "rules" including on the satellites. When such an
>occassion occurs, I doubt everyone will be limiting themselves to 5 watts or
>less, or only 1 QSO per satellite per day or weekend. I think most people
>will be trying to get through any way they can to pass traffic. We should
>get used to the pandamonium, that it what it will actually be like.
>73s John AA5JG
>On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Because, just maybe, one day you'll have to do it for real!
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73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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