[amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornadoin Oklahoma and Texas
orbitjet at hotmail.com
Wed May 22 21:13:05 PDT 2013
As long as the satellite population consist of LEO's that are only available for a very short time not very frequently they will always be the comm link of the very last resort...
> From: domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
> To: k9jkm at comcast.net; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 03:19:45 +0200
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Amateur Satellites and the emergency on tornadoin Oklahoma and Texas
> 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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