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Offline Alan Georges

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EMCOMM, Public Service, and the modern survivalist
« on: December 23, 2018, 05:56:26 PM »
Nothing dire, just two interesting and semi-related articles crossed my screen lately:
The Increasing Irrelevance of Ham EmComm's at
Just soooo many ways to work comms these days.
Should You Get Involved With Public Service? at Off Grid Ham
Do they want you?  Do you want them?  What are the opsec implications?

I don't have much else to add here, just a couple of articles for thought.

Offline gnoticpasta

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Re: EMCOMM, Public Service, and the modern survivalist
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 11:03:39 AM »
Some good food for thought, thanks.   When i was upgrading to my General license a couple of years ago, i met some of the local guys who are part of ARES.  They gave a presentation on ARES for our region and I think they have good intentions.. BUT, they were spreading a lot of flat out paranoia/lies/deception about the local situations in our area.  I called the speaker on some of it (kind of wished i'd kept my mouth shut but sometimes my inner NCO takes over) but decided then and there it was not a group i would want to be associated with.   With them, it was not so much about OPSEC, although that is always an issue, but the negative attention they would be drawing to members of their group.

anyhow, 2 cents.