Last night was a failure for the Tidewater DMR Net. Not that it was our fault … I think I can lay this one right on the doorstep of the network. There were lots of network dropouts, weird noises, and just general failure. I never did get checked in and all of the stations I heard intermittently were having trouble communicating. This brought home … in an obvious way … that in a disaster, like a hurricane and the resulting flooding, those of us dependent on hotspots and the internet for DMR operation would literally be “up the creek without a paddle.” There’s still a real need for that good ol’ RF!

73 de Dick N4BC

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