posted on Apr, 25 2007 @ 11:51 AM
Originally posted by geocom
Reports when checking into nets should be something along the lines of
reporting your general area maybe county (don't want to give up to much info)
report your station level so we have a better idea of capabilites we are working with as a group. of course level 4 won't be able to check in but
hopefully they can listen
[edit on 4/24/2007 by geocom]
If you don't want to give to much info, id strongly suggest stepping away from the radio, as the second you push the ptt you have given everything
Nice idea, but in situation x i think you would be wasting valuable time and effort trying to talk to people who won't be there.
If you are serious about wanting to do something to help using communications in the worst of conditions, why don't you get a proper licence and join
an organisation like RAYNET or similar.
Not being funny, the network you are looking to create is already there, and they have been for years helping out all over the world and train for
these situations on a regular basis. The don't get paid, but all have a keen interest in radio, as it sounds like you do. They work alongside
emergency services when required and are highly organised and disciplined radio operators, which of course is essential for maintaining relay
communications in the worst of senarios/.
I think your efforts would be rewarded there, instead of a random ad-hoc network that frankly in the worst case senario would achive nothing.
What would be useful, is investigating HF stations arround the world, that could be used as a news source, and the frequencies / times / launguages
they use, and their signal strengths in various parts of the world.
Sorry if i sound harsh, but the terminator style ending of the secret bunker and thousands of people calling out for help on a walmart radio aint
gonna happen in real life.
[edit on 25-4-2007 by 2ciewan]