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Anyone know about this organization and any of its operations in NC?
 

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I'm sure there are others who can provide more "real world" information, but I found some information on the organization that is interesting.
According to their website, CMPSA was formed in 1997 when there was a growing need for communications resources that weren't available. Basically, it looks like this group shows up during large-scale disasters, and bring portable radios and repeaters to support, or take the place of, existing radio infrastructure.
One very interesting line reads, "CMPSA also provide strategic radio communications for public service events such as bike races, holiday events, parades and any type of event requiring radios." The website was last updated in 2007.
After digging a little further, it seems that the guy who was at the head of the organization created quite a stir in the local community up in Massachusetts. I won't go into detail on this forum, but the story certainly raised my eyebrows.
Interesting . . . very interesting!!

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I've worked a LOT of major operations in NC and never heard of these guys. There are quite a few non-public organizations out there who work in the emergency services field who are legitimately on the state's deployable resource list......and a few who aren't.

Long story short, if you have an event or disaster and you call up these guys you could end up paying for their services out of your own pocket.
 

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OK, I started to leave it alone after my first post, but . . .
Even though I may be stirring a hornet's nest, I have to ask a couple of rhetorical questions:
1) The function that this organization serves sounds very similar to why the Amateur Radio Emergency Service was formed in the first place, doesn't it?
2) Since the individual who is (or, at least *was*) head of the organiztion is a licensed amateur radio operator, why not support the local ARES/RACES group(s)?
3) Since there is already a memorandum of understanding in place between amateur radio operators and local emergency management agencies, why is there a need for another organization?
4) It is emphasized in the information that I read about the group that they have multiple radios licensed in nearly every band, ready to be programmed in the field, and even portable repeaters that can be set up at a moments's notice. Amateur radio provides that, AND trained operators who can also use CW, or digital modes to transmit sensitive information.
Bottom line . . . I, like others, doubt you will hear much traffic on these frequencies, relating to the organization that is licensed to use them. If you are looking for a source of communications related to emergency situations, program the local amateur radio repeater and simplex frequencies.
<stepping down from my soapbox>


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2) Since the individual who is (or, at least *was*) head of the organiztion is a licensed amateur radio operator, why not support the local ARES/RACES group(s)?
Possibly because there is no personal financial incentive in supporting the local ARES/RACES group(s)? Methinks that Mr Sigmon above might be onto something.....

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That actually reminds me that there was one more thing I found interesting:
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collected fifty thousand dollars (yep, $50,000) in one year, and by public admission, spent $11,000 in legal costs one year.
Marshall, I'm sure you've experienced, or at least heard about, this situation:
Whenever there is consolidation of services - police, fire, public works, whatever - it seems that there are always "chiefs" (bosses) who hold positions that are no longer necessary. Oftentimes a title will be more important to someone that actually getting the job done.
Or, maybe an employee of a company feels they can do a better job than their boss, so they quit and start their own company. I'm just sayin'.
OK, I'm done. I promise. :)


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You are very wise sir.
Not saying that is the case here though. Just saying that this is an interesting organization for sure....interesting indeed.
Marshall KE4ZNR

That actually reminds me that there was one more thing I found interesting:
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collected fifty thousand dollars (yep, $50,000) in one year, and by public admission, spent $11,000 in legal costs one year.
Marshall, I'm sure you've experienced, or at least heard about, this situation:
Whenever there is consolidation of services - police, fire, public works, whatever - it seems that there are always "chiefs" (bosses) who hold positions that are no longer necessary. Oftentimes a title will be more important to someone that actually getting the job done.
Or, maybe an employee of a company feels they can do a better job than their boss, so they quit and start their own company. I'm just sayin'.
OK, I'm done. I promise. :)


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