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Here in BC we use Winlink. Every 3rd Wednesday we have. Emergency Management BC net. We check in via voice on HF and VHF as well as a Winlink Express Message.
The only time I would use NBEMS is with Satern, unfortunately the bands are in the toilet. The net is the same time a club function here and it would have to be an emergency
There use to be some nets from California but these nets conflict with my Salvation Army Schedule
On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 13:22 Sarah <n6ope@...
Yes! I'm still
relatively new to NBEMS and haven't used it in an emergency
yet. But it seems tailor made for the circumstances you
describe. For example, you could be of great service to your
community by being able to send NBEMS messages to provincial**
authorities in charge of emergency or first responders or something
like the Red Cross. If nothing else being able to communicate
the need for critical medications or provide a detailed status
report could really make a difference.
** being in the US I'm
not sure how or if Canadian provinces are broken down into
smaller governmental units like a US State breaks down into
On 7/16/2018 7:44 AM, John Corby wrote:
Thanks for all the responses. It's good to know that folks are
actually using NBEMS. I believe that it has a lot of potential
that isn't been utilized. Most people probably think of NBEMS in
terms of supporting emergency services during major disasters.
But, there is another dimension to it in prepping for personal
emergencies. I live in a rural area in southern Ontario that
experiences frequent power outages. Often, phone (and internet)
lines are down too. After 24 hours, or thereabouts, cell service
deteriorates as backup power drops. That leaves residents
isolated. NBEMS has the potential to provide independent
messaging, or email, capability until services are restored. This
is my principal interest in the technology.
New Westminster, BC