[aprssig] APRS in Disaster area

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Sat Sep 3 11:24:51 CDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga
> Posted At: Saturday, September 03, 2005 11:12 AM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS in Disaster area
> >>> HamLists at ametx.com 09/03/05 9:10 AM >>>
> >Actually, the hams in Tallahassee were... to provide support 
> >communications for that specific rescue effort.
> >It was not to go in and see if you could create an APRS 
> network or any 
> >other network just to see if you can.
> That appears to be biased toward the prevailing view of APRS 
> among the video voyers who think of APRS as nothing more than 
> a cute internet toy.  In fact, APRS is the ideal LOCAL RF 

You are right, Bob, it is a biased view.  It is biased by my being
intimately involved with the current emergency operations.

You want to help, everyone does.  But making recommendations from the
comfort of your home in Annapolis without ANY communications with the
people on the ground in the affected areas does nobody any good except
your ego.  If you want to go there and help (and follow instructions),
feel free to sign up at http://katrina.ab2m.net/ IF you feel you meet
the stated requirements.  Otherwise, PLEASE DESIST.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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