[AARA] AARA Saturday June 16 FD Bulletin

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri Jun 15 22:56:30 EDT 2012




This is part of the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (AARA) 
Field Day Event. More bulletins to follow. This year our FD is more or 
less geared on emergency communications. We invite anyone hams or 
non-hams to visit our FD event as soon as the location is announced.
DID YOU REMEMBER TO PROGRAM YOUR RADIO WITH THE SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES FOR 
FIELD DAY?

Glen Thibodeaux KF5FNP
AARA Field Day Chairperson
kf5fnp at cox.net
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THIS IS A DRILL

Saturday June 16th.

NHC - Kaboudreaux now a CAT 5 slowly moves ashore making landfall in 
Pecan Island, LA . Major damage caused by tidal surge flooding, tidal 
surge is reported to be 35 feet in elevation, extreme rainfall, and 
winds of 160 gusting to 190 are being reported. Police, Fire, and 
Ambulance services suspend services dues to high winds and downed power 
lines blockings roads. Cell phone, land line, and internet service is 
down in the affected areas. All contact with area hospitals has been 
lost, including radio contact. It is assumed that the high winds have 
damaged the antennas at the area hospitals. Following SOP radio personal 
at the hospitals will set up their back up portable antennas after the 
winds are below 20MPH. Radio contact with all of the police, fire, and 
ambulance services in the affected area has been lost.

OK Hams, it is time to get off the repeater crutch and go old school 
(SIMPLEX)

_*Both of the AARA's repeaters have been taken out by Kaboudreaux*_, and 
could be out of service for 3 to 6 weeks. Please switch to the Emergency 
Frequency plan for 2012 Field Day. Due to the weather pattern we are in, 
the SKYWARN repeater system will stay up. SKYWARN should only be used 
for a REAL WORLD emergency, not ragchewing.

THIS IS A DRILL
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