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Offline Steve W

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Freecom vs Emcomm
« on: August 02, 2009, 06:21:15 AM »
http://k9zw.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/freecom-our-real-communications-friend-in-time-of-emergency/

Freecom, our Real Communications Friend in Time of Emergency?

When the chips are down, and full Emcomm is running, how will “we, the people” maintain communications?

Emcomm will rightfully be busy providing the communication support to Government & Served Agency activities.

Our ongoing information needs – the life questions that are not priority traffic, but need to be handled to provide social continuity – will need another conduit.

Enter “Freecom” the unregulated social network of Amateur Radio.

Freecom would operate passing traffic & providing bulletins of information of interest to Amateur Radio, but without the infrastructure & overhead of traditional Emcomm.


....  more at the URL

Also a Yahoo Group has been started to discuss the ideas around having good Emergency Communications ability without having committed to Emcomm organizations sworn to disarm participants and to blindly execute orders.



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Re: Freecom vs Emcomm
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 11:11:25 PM »

http://k9zw.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/it-must-be-something-in-the-air-radio-clubs-and-emcomm/

It Must Be Something in the Air – Radio Clubs & Emcomm

It must be something in the air, the obvious differences between various amateur radio hobby groups.

Wait — perhaps that is it? amateur radio hobby groups — there we go, it is that combination of words.

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What does it mean for the rest of us? If one does not want to become a paraprofessional, nor wants to compromise existing commitments to family or to other organizations to become a dual hat wearing person, or simply has greater responsibilities, what do we do?

Some time ago the concept of Freecom was launched quietly among the amateur radio community.

This is a simple idea of being fully capable of emergency operations, of handling traffic, and having a calling to a higher level of love of country, freedom, and the Constitution.

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