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Saturday, June 20, 2009


OK now I have done it in true DX fashion for all you HAM'S out there....

I know others that read this will be real confused now but I would really like to hear from you HAM'S out there. So I figured I would write in a language you would understand.

We need to get HAM'S involved here so we can try to get a net going to help with off the grid communication among the prepper networks. I know there are many Ham's already involved in the prepper network and many more that read so please come forward and help us with getting this going. Now that all the people that read this (that are not HAM'S) are confused let me add one more slang that only the HAM'S will understand.

73 de W4DMH

PS Please email me so we can get to work on this. wvsantaclaus@aol.com
God Bless all from the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia


CherB said...

Thanks for sharing this message for people to read. I know from experience it is sometimes hard to describe the world of Ham Radio to an "outsider", but once you get to know little bits here and there, it becomes less mysterious.
Some people think its just people who go around with radios in their cars to talk to other radio people,where as some its listening to dots and dashes the represent letters and abbreviations to say "Hello out there! I am here! Where are you?"
Ham radio operators are known for doing alot of volunteer civic activities as spotters for races, neighborhood patrol during Halloween, or just passing through an area and want to hear a friendly voice tell them the best safe harbor or something to eat, or even that someone is stuck with a flat tire on the highway. In fact until people started carrying expensive cell phones; hams used the FREE airwaves and the only expense was maintaining equipment and keeping up with FCC regulations about proper transmission. Which includes being a good neighbor, courtesy and helping people in need.
Some radio operators do civil defense, Civil Air Patrol, and Even in conjunction to Red Cross Disaster work. Most of all there was a sense of responsibility almost that of Scouting along with the adventure and the learning experience of how the airwaves work.

I do not know alot about radio, but have learned some from participating with my husband with contests, helping to shoot antennas up in trees with a bow and arrow and run a unit off a portable battery as well as set up tents for an overnight competition trying to make the most contacts to gain points as well as other points for locations, and working with field equipment not attached to the grid (electric plugged into houses) or if you can make code contacts. Why would people want to do this if we got cell phones? Well ham radio doesn't need a prepaid card but you can charge it like a cell phone. You can take it with you when your mobile in your car as well as in the woods where a cell might not reach. You can even chat with people in other countries, or even link with loved ones overseas where as a long distance call like that would be a major cost. PLus did I mention its fun? So may I add..
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wvsanta said...

Thanks so much for getting this up and I really like the comments you said it so well THANKS

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