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Author Topic: Slow lingering death of MARS.  (Read 911546 times)
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« Reply #165 on: August 14, 2018, 01:07:33 PM »

I'm new to relatively Ham radio, but don't you have to jump through serious hoops to get in MARS ? There was some AR service that you had to swear your life and allegiance to Homeland Security or some such nonsense. They had the forms there and everything... Once I heard that, I wanted nothing to do with it.

Also, I've noticed that the NTS seems to be waning as well. Here locally , they pass messages back and forth to friends and each other, but when it gets complicated, nobody wants to deal with it. I sent a message to a ham buddy in the Midwest on FD to help the club, but my buddy never got it.

Video killed the radio star and it seems the cell phone killed NTS  Shocked

What happens when the cell phone does not work?
There are still plenty of areas that do not have decent cell coverage,
and even more that do not have decent internet connections.
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« Reply #166 on: August 14, 2018, 03:10:07 PM »

I'm new to relatively Ham radio, but don't you have to jump through serious hoops to get in MARS ? There was some AR service that you had to swear your life and allegiance to Homeland Security or some such nonsense. They had the forms there and everything... Once I heard that, I wanted nothing to do with it.

Also, I've noticed that the NTS seems to be waning as well. Here locally , they pass messages back and forth to friends and each other, but when it gets complicated, nobody wants to deal with it. I sent a message to a ham buddy in the Midwest on FD to help the club, but my buddy never got it.

Video killed the radio star and it seems the cell phone killed NTS  Shocked

What happens when the cell phone does not work?
There are still plenty of areas that do not have decent cell coverage,
and even more that do not have decent internet connections.
You realize you are responding to a post from 2013?
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« Reply #167 on: August 26, 2018, 05:49:02 PM »

I was in MARS for 20 plus years. Don't care if it goes away.
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« Reply #168 on: September 25, 2018, 07:10:21 AM »

This thread has outlived its usefulness.  Someone needs to kill it.
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« Reply #169 on: September 25, 2018, 10:05:32 AM »

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« Reply #170 on: September 26, 2018, 07:10:31 AM »

I agree.
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« Reply #171 on: September 26, 2018, 07:38:25 AM »

The thread should be retitled to:
The slow lingering death of this thread...
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