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Author Topic: Ham Radio Saves the Day Again  (Read 2380 times)
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« on: September 23, 2014, 02:58:35 PM »

http://wp.rac.ca/ham-radio-saves-the-day-again-yukon-canada/

"The missing young man was found and all ended well.

This is the second time in as many months that amateur radio and in particular Y.A.R.A.’s members and infrastructure proved invaluable in an emergency situation."
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 05:04:23 PM »

Ham Radio Saves the Day should be a new forum!
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KB8VUL
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 10:19:07 PM »

Gee, I hate to split hairs (not really) but I do sort of have to point out that it's not actually indicated in the story that a ham operator, a SAR member that was ALSO a ham operator actually located the kid.  It says that he had another ham make a phone call.  Now, again not to be Captain Obvious, but the guy being interviewed was the head of the ham radio group.  I would assume that when given the chance to indicate that a ham found the boy, he would have.  Just saying.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 05:20:37 AM »

Gee, I hate to split hairs (not really) but I do sort of have to point out that it's not actually indicated in the story that a ham operator, a SAR member that was ALSO a ham operator actually located the kid.  It says that he had another ham make a phone call.  Now, again not to be Captain Obvious, but the guy being interviewed was the head of the ham radio group.  I would assume that when given the chance to indicate that a ham found the boy, he would have.  Just saying.

It is pointed out in the story that "The satellite phone that they were to use was not functioning so they had no way to call for assistance, additional resources or send status reports". And that Amateur Operators "were able to pass important traffic to/from the command center."
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 02:33:38 PM »


It is pointed out in the story that "The satellite phone that they were to use was not functioning so they had no way to call for assistance, additional resources or send status reports". And that Amateur Operators "were able to pass important traffic to/from the command center."

Didn't they even need a Tower and Beam in an HOA neighborhood to do that?
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KB8VUL
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 02:56:32 AM »

The had a sat phone that didn't work and needed to call for assistance.... that CAN mean that they found him sure.  It can also mean that they got themselves lost and needed rescued themselves.  Of course the grand pooba hammie would never admit that their great communicator was lost and needed directions. 

Again, just making an observation.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 06:43:20 AM »

The had a sat phone that didn't work and needed to call for assistance.... that CAN mean that they found him sure.  It can also mean that they got themselves lost and needed rescued themselves.  Of course the grand pooba hammie would never admit that their great communicator was lost and needed directions. 

Again, just making an observation.

What are you observing?
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 07:46:40 PM »

I am observing that the grand pooba hammie didn't clearly state that the kid would not have been found if it weren't for ham radio operators and that he was found by a ham, and he's a hero, and ham radio saves lives.  (Well it does actually because laughter is the best medicine). 

Again just  an observation.
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KK4GGL
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 10:57:25 PM »

I am observing that the grand pooba hammie didn't clearly state that the kid would not have been found if it weren't for ham radio operators and that he was found by a ham, and he's a hero, and ham radio saves lives.  (Well it does actually because laughter is the best medicine). 

Again just  an observation.

What's your problem?
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 02:41:24 PM »

Perhaps the OP forgot to type in "Assistance" between Radio and Saves, then there would be no problem or needed observations.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 03:05:27 PM »

They probably didn't know how to use the SAT Phone ...  Huh
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 03:04:23 PM »

His remains would no doubt been located but thanks to Amateur Radio he was found alive.
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