Does the red cross still use the low band frequencies. If so, I'm thinking on days when six meters opens, if it opens during this Irene mess, I will try to receive some propagation, and that seems like something to listen for.
American Red Cross has a talkgroup on the Chattanooga trunk system, 24592, analog mode.
There is a shelter set up at the Brainerd Recreation Center and the talkgroup is intermittently active.
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