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[aprssig] APRS in Disaster area

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Sep 2 22:39:24 UTC 2005

>> Yes, of course, if they know how to, or have 
>> better ideas about re-establishing the APRS 
>> network, then of course folllow their lead.  
>> But in most areas, only 2% of the HAM 
>> population knows anything about APRS and 
>> has no clue how to "instruct" its re-constitution.
>You missed the point, Bob.  In an emergency 
>situation, it is the AUTHORITIES in charge, NOT 
>the individual operators who decide what type
>of communications are to be used and how those 
>communications are to be used.

Actually, I think we agree on all of this.  It
was the ham radio "authorities", then, that
I was offering the recommendations to about
how to best re-establish an APRS infrastructure.
As noted above, only 2% of HAM radio 
operators (including many of the "authorities" 
have no experience with APRS.

My offering was to educate who-ever is in the
"authoritative" position to make it happen, on 
ideas on how to reconstruct an ad-hoc APRS 
network.   Did not intend for it to be implying
ham radio anarchy which seems to be how it
is  being intepreted by some...


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