MCARES Members Help out in December 11 Storm

by Web Manager on 2014-12-12

PGE operated a net at 8 and 10 PM on 444.675 (PL 100) for checkins and to gather information on weather conditions, power outages, and down power lines. Nate informed us all of this via email. John KG7JKN gave us this: “Glad I saw this update. I was able to check in and actually get some useful information while I was deployed as a NET to keep folks away from a downed power line. Thanks for keeping the information flowing!”

Michael AE7XP also had a downed power line in his neighborhood and could not get through to PGE as their phones were overloaded. And he learned first-hand the limitations of HTs. He couldn’t hit the PGE net. So he called Deb KK7DEB who relayed his info to PGE on the net and arranged for PGE to call Michael for details. ARES, NETs and PGE all working together to get things done. Way to Go!

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