Question for you guys with a lot of experience:
I'm in Kalifornia. How reliable are the repeater networks, in case of earthquake, power outages, and fire? Can we count on them in a serious disaster, or will everything fall back to SSB? The reason I ask, is . . . with a hand held transceiver, and limited power, how reliable will it be in case of a disaster?
With a huge antenna rig, you run the risk of the antenna coming down in a big one. You don't have that issue with the handheld transceiver, but will there be anything out there to raise on my handheld, in case of a real disaster?
“To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them …" George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380 (June 14, 1788).
Last edited by Lakerdude; 04-29-2013 at 23:23..