Re: Narrow Band Emergency Messages
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Merle, KB1RJC, coordinates the New Hampshire Hospital Net.
I am including her on this reply.
She would be able to answer your questions for NH.
On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:51 PM, Steve Bellner <stevebellner@...>
How often do you hold your hospital nets and when? Do you use
D-STAR ? What about other digital radio modes?
We here in the Toledo Ohio area have been holding hospital nets
for a couple of years and I am wondering if you might share some
of what you do.
On 7/16/2018 10:50 AM, Steve Hansen
I'm a bit late to this thread but we use NBEMS quite
extensively in Maine. In my county all of the town stations, the
county EOC and home stations are equipped to use NBEMS. We also
have a local packet network and Winlink but for real time comms,
especially VHF/UHF, NBEMS is fast and efficient.
We also have a NH/ME hospital net that uses NBEMS for data
73, Steve KB1TCE
On 07/16/2018 10:44 AM, John Corby
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.
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