[aprssig] APRS in Houston
vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Aug 29 08:30:48 CDT 2017
I have been watching Houston with interest
Here we have a natural disaster of the magnitude far greater than the ems can handle
Citizens with boats are using zello like cb radio
People are writing down their address and snapshotting on their phone and posting
Then they are using a position reporting app to share their locations
I am left wondering why there is not an app in this day and age that people can not post a rescue needed and a location
Uber does this quite well
I can hear on zello boats talking to stranded people over mobile phone
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> On 29 Aug 2017, at 10:49 pm, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> For the first time in a decade I finaly clicked on some WX symbols and found it interesting to see the Rainfall readings from WX stations in Houston. About 8” for the last 24 hours on most of them.
> I can also see a quadrant of Houston with zero APRS symbols around Cloverdale. Probably a big outage.
> Hummh.. I wonder if anyone is on battery and is transmitting the Emergency OPower overlay to make it more obvious?
> I also see three first responders driving all over the map:
> KB5KSS-9, WB5TAD-9 and FM369-I using an Iphone.
> Bob, WB4aPR
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