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Re: What Worked - What Didn't
From: Kevin Loch <kloch () opnsys com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 16:49:43 -0400


Strata Rose Chalup wrote:

Yes, very.  The #coverage channel on slashnet had folks watching/listening
to various conventional media, as well as monitoring international news
sites, and posting updates and links via moderators.  A tremendous amount
of info came in that way, and usually scooped any individual media station.

I'd guess that setting up an IRC net for nanog-type operational traffic
would be very helpful.  Equally helpful would be gatewaying that net
via packet radio on amateur frequencies.  "Commercial" traffic is
prohibited, but in a disaster this kind of thing would be equivalent
to health-and-welfare traffic.


This is a gray area.  Certainly any traffic related to the immediate
saftey of
life or property is permitted when "normal" communications services are
unavailable.

Here's the section of FCC rules part 97 that is relevant:

http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/news/part97/e.html

The main focus seems to be using the amateur service in place of
disabled/overloaded
communications systems for carrying traffic directly related to the
rescue/relief efforts.

It would probably be a good idea to ammend the rules
to explicitly allow traffic related to restoring other communication
services
(including the Internet) damaged in a disaster.  This could apply to
helping
wireline networks, broadcast stations and ISP's get back online. 
Thereby
using the "backup system" to help get the primary systems back online.

KL 
(N3KL)

bcc: w5jbp () arrl org


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