[aprssig] Fwd: Help for First Responders

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Tue Oct 18 20:47:19 CDT 2016


  
  
I wish the messaging interface was more user friendly. There is a keyboard interface for the kenwood d-700 but not other radios.   
  
    
  
  
  

  
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> On Oct 18, 2016 at 19:14,  <Bill Vodall (mailto:wa7nwp at gmail.com)>  wrote:
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>  Do we have any real life examples of APRS being used in real events?
> It still seems APRS is ideal for tactical operations but it's
> generally unused - at least from what I've seen here - out side of
> Montana...
>
> Bill
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ev Tupis  <w2ev at yahoo.com (mailto:w2ev at yahoo.com)>
> Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Fwd: [wl2kemcomm] Help for First Responders
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List  <aprssig at tapr.org (mailto:aprssig at tapr.org)>
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> How funny that I was contemplating how to open this thread...and you
> did the deed for me, Bill! ;-)
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> I would like to read stories of how APRS has been used to support
> Emergency First Responders (EmComm, Health/Wellfare, SAR ... not
> "public service" tracking of relay runners or balloon tracking).
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> I would also be interested in learning if any APRS software authors
> have written EmComm-focused apps that rely on APRS as its' foundation.
>
> Ev, W2EV
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> PS: Googling "APRS EMCOMM" doesn't turn up much of value in this
> regard...but I'm pleased to see that my article from EmComm East a few
> years ago popped up. ;-)
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> ________________________________
> From: Bill Vodall  <wa7nwp at gmail.com (mailto:wa7nwp at gmail.com)>
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List  <aprssig at tapr.org (mailto:aprssig at tapr.org)>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:07 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] Fwd: [wl2kemcomm] Help for First Responders
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> I suggested APRS as an tool for this situation described below...
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> It is often surprising how APRS is not even considered in many EmComm
> situation when it (APRS) seems like such a good fit.
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> There's much to be done with the user interface and messaging needs to
> be fixed - but the opportunity is here to provide an awesome useful
> Ham Radio service.
>
> 10 years ago we had a storm in the Puget Sound region that knocked out
> power for days - weeks for some. It was during those five long cold
> days that I came to consider APRS as the ultimate Ham communications
> technology. Today I believe that even stronger...
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> 73
> Bill, WA7NWP
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> <wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.com (mailto:wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.com)>
> Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM
> Subject: [wl2kemcomm] Help for First Responders
> To:  wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.com (mailto:wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.comI)
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> I (mailto:wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.comI)  was approached by a Deputy today asking what we (Amateur Radio) had
> to offer to address a problem.
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> IF/WHEN we have a big disaster (Cascadia Earthquake/Tsunami), First
> Responders rightfully need to first see to the safety of their own
> families. Only then are they free to attend to their professional
> responsibilities.
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> In such an event, phones will be out, both landline and cellular,
> repeaters for Public Service and Amateur VHF/UHF radio will be out,
> and internet other than satellite dish will be out. Much of the County
> communications is by linked microwave.
>
> Our terrain is rugged, with narrow valleys and many areas where
> simplex VHF/UHF radio just does not reach.
>
> How are other areas handling this need? How can a Sheriff’s
> Deputy/Firefighter/Police Officer most reliably reach his family for a
> status check to enable him to attend to his job?
>
> KF7RSF
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