[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 48, Issue 11
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Wed Jun 11 16:54:58 CDT 2008
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Randy Allen <ka0azs at earthlink.net> wrote:
> My primary emphasis in Amateur Radio is emergency communications, and
> depending on an application that requires an internet connection is
> planning for failure IMHO.
Exactly. I tell folks that yeah, with two cell phones and a billion
dollars worth of infrastructure you can talk to each other, but with
just a couple of HTs you have a complete communications network, even
if you're on the dark side of the moon. I like to apply the "dark
side of the moon" test scenario to my APRS rig as well.
I've got DSL at home. If the power goes out, I lose network, even if
my part of the network gear is on backup power. So much for online
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