Can any ham in that area check and comment on this? I thought it would be better posted here than in a nationwide blog.
This is why a lot of counties don't rely on the hams any longer. Most public safety system have large battery plants and generators in there shelter. Most ham stuff i come across in my LMR work rarely has a battery or UPS on it. They don't understand that spending a bit more on infrastructure would allow them more abilities. I get the reasons they dont do it, funding is 99% the issue but if you want a reliable system for disaster support you need to think about this stuff....YMMVDoesn't say much for ham's being communicators during emergency situations. I guess they can only talk when the power's on.
Hal Turner--king of conspiracy nonsense. If you want to know what is not true, look for it on his website.Can any ham in that area check and comment on this? I thought it would be better posted here than in a nationwide blog.
Once they've paid for the tower, radios, etc., there's no money left for backup power. Most are privately funded. Many areas have multiple repeaters but they're often very near each other at the highest point in the area. When that's the case, if the power is out on one, it's probably out on all.Thanks. I didn't know there was a power problem. I assumed the repeaters had backup.