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[aprssig] SOS Radio

Rahn whiskey7doa at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 14:31:11 UTC 2005

Are we talking about FRS/GMRS radios here? I am guessing so since CB's 
do not have tone capabilites... that I know of.

Robert Bruninga wrote:

>By now you may be hearing about the concept of
>SOS Radio, where the public is encouraged to use
>channel 1 tone 0 for emergency calls to monitoring
>HAMS.  We tried to get somethign like this going
>years ago.  In our opinion, the number one sentence 
>that should be included in ANY such announcement or 
>solicitation to the  public or in instructions on how 
>to use it is something like this:
>"Unlike cell phones, radios share a common channel and
>must have callsigns inorder to distinguish who is saying
>what to whom.  Callers must identify themselves with
>a unique callsign.  We suggest your home address or
>your initials and digits of your home address.  This allows 
>efficient two-way communications on a shared channel, 
>and the abilitiy for call-back when needed."
>Radio channel chatter between anonymous parties multipled
>thousands-fold will be useless without repeatable-identification.
>I was going to suggest they use their phone number, but
>that might give up too much privacy and could be terribly
>abused.  Actualy for emergency use, I would think that
>FULL STREET ADDRESS might be the best callsign for this
>particular SOS application.  Because in one phrase, it
>not only gives voice ID, but also location.  Both of which
>are very important.
>de WB4APR, Bob
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>aprssig at lists.tapr.org

Rahn Abbott

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