Re: Internet Fail & Cell Weakness = Need for Ham Network?

Matthew Pitts <daywalker_blade_2004@...>

Indeed; this is something that is highly needed with linked systems like D-Star, and to a lesser extent with Amateur use of DMR and NXDN.

Matthew Pitts

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Google Chat was down this morning, then Twitter went down.

Cell towers are infamous for failures during emergencies,
esp. due to backup power failure and microwave-linking
dishes knocked out of alignment.

This is why we need a 100% wireless Ham network that is
redundant not only in pathways, mapping around dead spots,
but also redundant in mode and band - to overcome propagation
and RFI challenges.

Interoperability between digital formats will be key as it
should be more resistant to certain forms of RFI and maybe
more power-efficient when operating from battery power.

It can be done but it will require coordinated promotion and
cooperation among ARRL and other orgs, repeater owners, and



Thanks! & 73,
David Colburn
I don't google I SEARCH!
Restored to design-spec at Heaven's gate 1Cor15:22

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