[amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornado in Oklahoma and Texas

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Tue May 21 16:20:42 PDT 2013

Hello Domenico,

In reply to your inquiry:

> I am interested to know if someone in BB has used
> or is using the actual Amateur Satellites during the
> emergency occurred in Oklahoma and Texas because
> of the actual tornado's.

Despite the sheer devastation that is shown and huge number of people
affected, as in the Oklahoma tornado, most of that damage fits within
the footprint of many 2-meter and 440 MHz repeaters. Also, the city
most affected is 15 km from the state capital so access to government
relief/response in this case happens to be nearby.

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org 

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