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Baofeng Packet Radio Adventures

Recently, I decided to set up packet radio capability for my station. This is primarily in order to be able to reach the local Winlink Radio Message Server (RMS) gateway and have email access when power and/or internet are down, … Continue reading

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Amateur radio operators: How to prepare to assist in disasters

In a previous post, I covered a bunch of ways in which you can prepare to be useful after a disaster. If you’re interested in helping as a radio amateur, or you’re already a ham and want to get more … Continue reading

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Would you like to help after the next disaster?

There’s a fundamental fact about disasters and disaster recovery that I try to explain every chance I get. Here it is again: The roles that can be filled by untrained volunteers during and after a disaster are very limited. Walk-up … Continue reading

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How to prepare for your family for the next Disaster

I’ve written that my family was well prepared to survive with no power for a week. There’s a mnemonic that someone taught me sometime during some disaster prep training. The fact that I can remember the mnemonic and not where … Continue reading

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Another first-person account of the tornado event here

Here’s another first-person account of April 27th and after, with some really informative links to some weather resources about the event.

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Lessons from Katrina

The article linked below is pretty horrific, and describes what is known about the choices that were made at a hospital in New Orleans after Katrina, including the decision to euthanize patients. There’s a lot to think about in the … Continue reading

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