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Author Topic: Slow lingering death of MARS.  (Read 224016 times)
W4UXJ
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« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2014, 09:59:04 AM »

I have some news for you.  We have a MARS repeater on a local mountain with emergency power and with an autopatch via the local landline (wires) to AT&T.  If and when we get hit by terrorists again, and I think that it will happen eventually, bombs set off by remote portable cell phone use will necessitate the complete shutdown of the local cell phone system for an indefinite period of time.  All the cell phone users will be very much surprised when the government does that to keep bombs from going off.  It may be months or years from now but it is coming .....  Meanwhile MARS will be here if power fails and if the cell system is down but the landlines are functional, we will be communicating when others are not!
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N5INP
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« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2014, 05:03:06 PM »

... bombs set off by remote portable cell phone use will necessitate the complete shutdown of the local cell phone system for an indefinite period of time.

Ridiculous!

There are way, way too many people and businesses and services who depend on cell phones for normal and emergency use, and do not have any other means of phone service, and it's only going to be more so as time goes on. There is no way, I repeat NO WAY, that the cell phone system will be shut down as you seem to believe in your conspiracy world of the imagination.  Roll Eyes
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W4KYR
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« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2014, 09:40:39 AM »


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the complete shutdown of the local cell phone system for an indefinite period of time.

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There is no way, I repeat NO WAY, that the cell phone system will be shut down as you seem to believe in your conspiracy world of the imagination.


Cell Phone towers could be shut down for hours days, weeks due to a bad storm such as a tornado, hurricane or even an earthquake. An EMP burst of some type or a  "Carrington Effect" (solar flare) could wreak havoc or possibly shutdown 'conventional' communications for a long time as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

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N5INP
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« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2014, 09:59:43 AM »

Cell Phone towers could be shut down for hours days, weeks due to a bad storm such as a tornado, hurricane or even an earthquake. An EMP burst of some type or a  "Carrington Effect" (solar flare) could wreak havoc or possibly shutdown 'conventional' communications for a long time as well.

So what? An asteroid can strike your house and destroy it. A plane can hit a building. Storms can cause outages yea. Sh*t happens all the time we have no control over. You think that's news to anyone?

You're mixing apples and oranges. He was talking about a deliberate shutdown of the cell phone system by the government because terrorists set off a bomb via a cell phone, then you switch gears and start rambling on about natural occurrences. The government ain't going to shut it down because too many people depend on it for communications, IRREGARDLESS OF WHAT SOME RANDOM NATURAL STORM MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT DO SOME DAY.

Besides, if the terrorists see that the government will shut down cell phone systems because they trigger a bomb via a cell phone guess what? They will then decide to do the same thing again, not because they can blow up something, but to specifically cause a shutdown of the cell phone network alone. Oh boy, yea we really want them to have that advantage huh?

Get a grip man. Stop being delusional and move on to more productive activities! Undecided
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W4KYR
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« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2014, 12:16:29 PM »

Cell Phone towers could be shut down for hours days, weeks due to a bad storm such as a tornado, hurricane or even an earthquake. An EMP burst of some type or a  "Carrington Effect" (solar flare) could wreak havoc or possibly shutdown 'conventional' communications for a long time as well.

So what? An asteroid can strike your house and destroy it. A plane can hit a building. Storms can cause outages yea. Sh*t happens all the time we have no control over. You think that's news to anyone?

You're mixing apples and oranges. He was talking about a deliberate shutdown of the cell phone system by the government because terrorists set off a bomb via a cell phone, then you switch gears and start rambling on about natural occurrences. The government ain't going to shut it down because too many people depend on it for communications, IRREGARDLESS OF WHAT SOME RANDOM NATURAL STORM MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT DO SOME DAY.

Besides, if the terrorists see that the government will shut down cell phone systems because they trigger a bomb via a cell phone guess what? They will then decide to do the same thing again, not because they can blow up something, but to specifically cause a shutdown of the cell phone network alone. Oh boy, yea we really want them to have that advantage huh?

Get a grip man. Stop being delusional and move on to more productive activities! Undecided

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« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2014, 04:22:22 AM »

I have some news for you.  We have a MARS repeater on a local mountain with emergency power and with an autopatch via the local landline (wires) to AT&T.  If and when we get hit by terrorists again, and I think that it will happen eventually, bombs set off by remote portable cell phone use will necessitate the complete shutdown of the local cell phone system for an indefinite period of time.  All the cell phone users will be very much surprised when the government does that to keep bombs from going off.  It may be months or years from now but it is coming .....  Meanwhile MARS will be here if power fails and if the cell system is down but the landlines are functional, we will be communicating when others are not!

First off turn the cell system off and they will use IR, Bluetooth, HAM Radio, or a number of other ways including command detonation. They change tactics like you change underwear. Been there, seen it and got blown up .. We had some of the best Jamming Equipment on all our trucks and it did not deter them one bit.

I would be more afraid of HAM Radio, cheap Chinese 2m rigs that could be used as a Trigger.  Wouldn't it be just grand to key up your MARS repeater and have a Dozen bombs go off in your local area.
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« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2014, 03:26:42 PM »

The Cell system may not be turned off, but it can be prioritized to govt & public safety users in any sort of emergency. Which is why I have thought for years that amateur and MARS plan to take over health/welfare traffic. People still need to let their loved ones know they are all right.
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« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2014, 01:28:23 PM »


Lets hope that MARS is never needed, if it is needed that would mean a disaster of biblical proportions.
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