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originally posted by: tovenar
In my experience, during most emergencies, the Feds are looking for help. Most recent example as the "Cajun Navy" following Hurricane Harvey. They Feds quickly got out of the way because it was obvious they were not equipped. Cajun navy even developed a crowd source app to show cleared areas and which docks to drop survivors off at, so missing persons were id'd and located, even what hospital or refugee area they were taken to.
Kids playing on SW, or just the village idiot with an areal, is a threat to genuine rescue work.
originally posted by: klikmaus
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
I'm a licensed HAM as well as SKYWARD certified.
During an emergency the repeater is limited to emergency communication but other frequencies have no restriction other than the usual licensing requirements and transmitting protocol.
originally posted by: dragonridr
During an emergency any frequency can be used. Restrictions are suspended.
The FCC Regulations in Subpart E of Part 97 relate to the use of amateur radio equipment provide special dispensation in emergencies :
§ 97.403 Safety of life and protection of property.
No provision of these rules prevents the use by an amateur station of any means of radiocommunication at its disposal to provide essential communication needs in connection with the immediate safety of human life and immediate protection of property when normal communication systems are not available.
§ 97.405 Station in distress.
(a) No provision of these rules prevents the use by an amateur station in distress of any means at its disposal to attract attention, make known its condition and location, and obtain assistance.
(b) No provision of these rules prevents the use by a station, in the exceptional circumstances described in paragraph (a) of this section, of any means of radiocommunications at its disposal to assist a station in distress.
originally posted by: tovenar
Truly disturbing that it is across the board. And contradicts FCC rules themselves. Looks more imperial than crisis oriented. The overlords will have definitely taken off their human masks by that point.
I have read that, following an EMP, it will take 1 to several days for the earths magnetic field to reset itself. So survivors should wait a bit anyway. I don't know how well short waves would propagate until the ionosphere or whatevs returned to normal
But yes a classic terror tactic is to have a second bomb set to go off once the emergency responders are deployed and vulnerable.
The federal government is keen to implement a centralized system of control over all communications, with the recent announcement that all new cell phones will be required to comply with the PLAN program (Personal Localized Alerting Network), which will broadcast emergency alert messages directly to Americans’ cell phones using a special chip embedded in the receiver. The system will be operational by the end of the year in New York and Washington, with the rest of the country set to follow in 2012.