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

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue May 21 18:19:45 PDT 2013

Hi JoAnne, K9JKM

If the 2-meter and 440 MHz repeaters are destroied by tornado
the amateur satellites are still in operation and are useful if we are
organized to use them.

Read here:


VO-52 is India's contribution to the international community of Amateur
Radio Operators.
This satellite will play a valuable role in the national and international
scenario by providing a low cost readily accessible and reliable means of
communications during emergencies and calamities like floods ,
earthquakes etc.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "JoAnne Maenpaa" <k9jkm at comcast.net>
To: "'AMSAT-BB'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:20 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornadoin
Oklahoma and Texas

> 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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