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Thank you all for your input. I have visited the links and am
impressed. I have been contemplating which direction to our local
hospital net and these have given me some insight.
On 7/17/2018 11:35 AM, Steve Hansen
I am copying David WE1U who is active in the Hospital Net. He
can answer your questions better than I can.
73, Steve KB1TCE
On 07/16/2018 09:51 PM, Steve Bellner
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
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.