Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Emergency Ham Operators In Colorado shown on NBC News.  (Read 7085 times)
KD8MJR
Member

Posts: 2291




Ignore
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:32:13 AM »

NBC nightly news with Brian Williams shown on 16 Sept 2013 had a short clip showing Ham operators using 2M communication to contact flooded out areas of the state.  I saw the call sign W0BCR at the emergency center.  

See it here at 2:34 Min mark:
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53027369/#53027369
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 10:34:52 AM by KD8MJR » Logged
N3HFS
Member

Posts: 212




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 03:00:52 PM »

Thanks for that video. 

The ham (apparently at an EOC) was on 2 meters, evidently using a repeater (147.020, iirc).
Logged
W7ASA
Member

Posts: 233




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 07:05:34 PM »

Colorado has wonderful repeaters.  All those mountain tops make for many, many good locations. I miss that kind of activity.  HF NVIS for deep canyons as well.


de Ray
W7ASA ..._ ._
Logged
N7IBC
Member

Posts: 6




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 02:07:54 PM »

We use the same repeater frequency here in central Idaho. And, as W7ASA said, in the Rocky Mountain regions, we use HF NVIS as well. Hello Ray!
Saw your post while looking at the EMCOMM forum.

(N7IBC)
Logged
W7ASA
Member

Posts: 233




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 05:43:21 PM »

Hey Larry!  Good to 'see' you.  You remember my humungus, helically wound HF whip for the 4x4, I am sure!  Worked NVIS while layed back horizontally at highway speed, the lost NVIS when it went vertical at 25 mph through town. ha  ha


73 de Ray
W7ASA ..._ ._

Logged
N7IBC
Member

Posts: 6




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 06:37:38 AM »

Yes I do remember that thing. I still use the old Bandhopper vertical antenna, only now it's on the front of a 2010 Super Duty quad cab 3/4 ton truck. I add a wire to the top of the ball and stretch it to the rear of the truck with a slight down angle. The mobile radio is a Yaesu FT-897D. Check out APRS.fi and look for N7IBC-1, usually on the weekends. I have a Kenwood TM-D710 in there as well for APRS.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!