[AMRadio] Broadcast stuff


Mark K3MSB mark.k3msb at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 12:34:11 EDT 2010


Selfishness has nothing to do with it.

I don't doubt you would help you neighbors if it meant putting yourself at
risk.   I doubt you'd do that if it meant putting your family, especially
your children, at risk.

Risking oneself for another is much easier than risking your family for
another.

Mark K3MSB

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 12:16 PM, <sbjohnston at aol.com> wrote:

> > I was thinking that if something really happened,  I load my family
> >into the van and get out of Dodge, not worry about manning my EMCOM
> post.
>
> That sort of attitude, while understandable, reflects the "me first"
> mode of modern America.  I have a different view:  I don't think it is
> in the best interests of everyone, me included, to be selfish.  I
> prefer to help my neighbors, even if it puts me in danger at some
> point.  There's more to life than just living.
>
> In a very small way, that's why I embark on my various enthusiasms for
> causes in the amateur community.  I care about the IARU bandplan,  the
> growing environmental noise issue, etc for the sake of everyone
> involved.  And I will benefit if we all do.
>
> Steve WD8DAS
>
> sbjohnston at aol.com
> http://www.wd8das.net/
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com>
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2010 7:40 am
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Broadcast stuff
>
>
> Go read the book "One Second After".
>
> The thrust of EMCOM, in my opinion, is to be able to provide emergency
> communications from one's one home to support your neighbors and local
> area
> when,  not if, a disaster strikes.   I say "when", not "if", as the more
> fragile our telecommunications infrastructure becomes the more easier it
> will be to cause massive disruption.
>
> I live about six air miles from a nuke plant.  A few years ago I
> participated (for our club) in an EMCOM drill in the area.    What to
> do if
> a radiation leak occurred, or similar.   I was thinking that if
> something
> really happened,  I load my family into the van and get out of Dodge,
> not
> worry about manning my EMCOM post.   Not surprisingly,  I found that
> most of
> the EMCOM people there felt the same way.   So,  what were we doing
> there?
> Checking the box?   I didn't bother again.
>
> To me, it's more important to be able to establish reliable emergency
> communications for my neighbors and local area from my home,  not
> someplace
> ten miles away.
>
> I refuse to get rid of my land-line telephone as I get "Service Not
> Available" quite a few times.  Not a lot,  but with kids at home,  a
> wife
> with epilepsy, etc,  I never want to see that message when I or the kids
> need 911.
>
> 3G/4G are nice things, and I look forward to their deployment.  But
> they are
> fragile.
>
> 73 Mark K3MSB
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Bruce <bsugarberg at core.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > And when the disaster strikes, and the power fails, and the laptops
> > and cell phones do not work anymore....???
> >
> > 73, Bruce WA8TNC
> > =======================
> >
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