[OpenRelief Developer] Amature Radio . Ham Radio operators
andrew at carrierdetect.com
Thu Jun 28 10:42:15 BST 2012
On 28 June 2012 10:18, al Hart <kandalgil at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Do we have any other Amature Radio operators on this list or even any that
> are thinking of becoming one.
I passed the UK RAE ~18 years ago but never got licensed (I worked on
microwave and PMR at the time). I keep meaning to get a licence and
then get stuck when it comes to thinking of what callsign to ask for.
> Just thinking out aloud what we may be able to do with comms and repeaters
> later on.
It would be great to have radio amateurs involved in this, but as I've
said before, my guess is that any such effort might need to operate
sort of autonomously. E.g. with licensed amateur radio operators
providing a human bridge between OpenRelief systems and amateur band
usage. Or else at least with a licensed operator being on the hook for
any automatic station which gathers data from OpenRelief systems. As I
can't see it being allowed for hams to essentially act as a wireless
telco for ferrying third party traffic.
That said, might be an idea to look at what has occurred previously
when hams have assisted with disaster relief efforts, as perhaps the
rules are relaxed a little when an event is classified as a disaster.
I've added a section to the wiki:
Shall I add you to the communications team for amateur radio related
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