Tag Archives: Ham Radio

Hams worldwide attempting EmComms in Haiti — one team fired upon

This from the IARU-R1 site: Haiti Earthquake – Update No. 4. Sunday, 17 January 2010 12:59 The eight amateurs from Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) who were operating under the callsign HI8RCD/HH have had to abort their operations after the convoy … Continue reading

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Haiti becoming dangerous for amateur radio

I have been blogging what I observe about the possibility of amateur radio (ham) backup communication support in light of the earthquake disaster in Haiti. The worldwide ham community has been standing by ready to receive message traffic from Haiti, … Continue reading

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Interesting web links to natural disaster, ham radio news, weather

Lifted from the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition pages: DISASTER NEWS AND MANAGEMENT Reuters AlertNet Alerting humanitarians to emergencies http://www.alertnet.org/ Reuters AlertNet Interactive Map http://www.alertnet.org/map/index.htm ReliefWeb Information for Humanitarian Relief http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc100?OpenForm Disaster Map World Disasters News Atlas http://www.mapreport.com/disasters.html The Disaster … Continue reading

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Haiti: A sampling of the real news from humanity

Caution — some of this is explicit and sad. These are excerpts of actual pleas from help gleaned from an amateur radio database (cleaned up for privacy), all since 6pm CDT Jan 15.  Some of these calls came via facebook … Continue reading

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EmComms – some reality from the Haiti experience

If you have a disaster in an area where there are few hams and those can’t operate (themselves victims, no generators or no gas for generators, batteries dying), then it doesn’t matter how many well-intended hams there are across the … Continue reading

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Haiti earthquake related links

International interest in the earthquake in Haiti is great. Information is coming from many sources. Here are some web links to places I’ve found including some live coverage. Comments with additional links are welcome.  This page will be updated as … Continue reading

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EmComms – early lessons from the Haiti event

Emergency Communications via amateur radio to/from Haiti have been interestingly a non-event.  This is due to the lack of operable ham stations in Haiti in the first days of the disaster.  The first ham heard from was Father John Henault … Continue reading

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When all else fails … amateur radio works

Amateur “ham” radio — it’s a great hobby. Have You Always Been Interested in Ham Radio but didn’t Want to Learn Morse Code or Spend Weeks in a Classroom…? Want to enjoy a hobby blending world-wide communications with the modern … Continue reading

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Ham radio mania

Those who know me know I don’t do anything half-heartedly.  Having gotten back into amateur (ham) radio I discovered a whole new world from 25 years ago when I was last active. The equipment is, of course, solid state and … Continue reading

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