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Trying to make a command post

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Hi I am trying to make a command post for weather and Speacial events that i do. I manly do event Scurity and event traffic control and stuff like that and I was wondering what kind of radios i need and how to biuld a stand for my radios
 
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Base, mobile or portable?

What sort of FCC licenses do you and your group have?

What is your budget? (be realistic here)

What is your skill level?
 

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If you have to ask here, you don't need to build a command post. Anyone who has any such need will be "in the loop" with local authorities who will provide the information you need with regard to needed equipment.

Please do not act on any desire you may have to be a "wannabe", with a microphone in one hand and a flashing red or blue light on your dashboard.

Sorry if this comes across as kind of harsh or at least rude but I'm telling the truth as I see it. Don't be one of THOSE people.

The fact is that if you're not already connected with local authorities and they WANT you to have some sort of "command post", then you won't HAVE a command post no matter what you make. Because you'll have nothing to command and no authority to command it.
 
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If you have to ask here, you don't need to build a command post. Anyone who has any such need will be "in the loop" with local authorities who will provide the information you need with regard to needed equipment.

Please do not act on any desire you may have to be a "wannabe", with a microphone in one hand and a flashing red or blue light on your dashboard.

Sorry if this comes across as kind of harsh or at least rude but I'm telling the truth as I see it. Don't be one of THOSE people.

The fact is that if you're not already connected with local authorities and they WANT you to have some sort of "command post", then you won't HAVE a command post no matter what you make. Because you'll have nothing to command and no authority to command it.
EJ, he is a young man who has autism. He wants to set up his 'command post' on a desk in his bedroom. So I don't think that he'll have any flashing red and blue lights in his room. I truly believe that he wants to get his ham license, but nobody near him that is a ham wants to help him one on one. He hasn't even been on since Aug. 30th. Try to cut him a break and actually try to help.
Not trying to flame, but take time to read all of his posts.
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It's not asinine. Being special needs doesn't mean everyone should automatically be eager to accommodate a request that is questionable absent the special needs context.
 
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