EMCOMM in Puerto Rico: A First Hand Account

Amateur Radio Emergency Service Grey County
Post Reply
User avatar
ve3efq
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 pm
Contact:

EMCOMM in Puerto Rico: A First Hand Account

Post by ve3efq » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:15 pm

This is a personal narrative of, and a subsequent discussion with, a fellow who was deployed with the ARRL as part of its EMCOMM team in Puerto Rico.

He chronicles a host of issues that reduced the effectiveness of the attempt. Though not a formal debriefing, it does provide a personal insight into some foreseeable and unforeseeable problems that can arise when trying to establish EMCOMMS.

https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/c ... =frontpage

The author of the post wrote " I would refain from all digital ops in a disaster zone." Interesting: for these modes are being flaunted as the best kool aid to drink for contemporary EMCOMMS.

Obviously, EMCOMM is a bit more complicated than 'have radio, will travel'. There are some interesting points to glean from this account.

'EFQ



Post Reply