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David Wilma
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David Wilma replied to Theresa Edwards's discussion So you want to be a HAM (radio operator)? Read on... in the group Emergency Prepare
"If you are interested in a ham radio license it is not necessary to take a class. The ARRL study manuals appear dense, but they are well laid out and you are given all the answers. The exams are given on a monthly basis. The ham community is very…"
Jun 26, 2014
David Wilma replied to Theresa Edwards's discussion So you want to be a HAM (radio operator)? Read on... in the group Emergency Prepare
"Thanks to this site I enrolled in ham classes and now have both my Technician and General class Amateur Radio licenses. I drilled with the Seattle ACS and the hubs on May 17. I am still involved in drilling with the GMRS radios which are very…"
Jun 26, 2014
David Wilma commented on Joann Kerr's group Emergency Prepare
"The tragedy in Oso has highlighted new issues in emergency preparedness and response. In preparing for a calamity we naturally lay in the supplies and planning for things like interruption of utilities and services and even survival in place or on…"
Apr 5, 2014
John Parnell replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
"It is easier to get a TEXT out via a cell than it is a call, since it uses less bandwidth. Here is a good article that describes to to activate Google, email, twitter and facebook using only…"
Feb 13, 2013
David Wilma replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
"More cell phone information from Storm Sandy in MacWorld February 2013 Ways to keep cell phones and devices charged when power is out Automobile charger Auxiliary battery packs (not very common) Laptop with charged battery Turn off Wi-Fi mode so…"
Dec 31, 2012
Theresa Edwards replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
Nov 19, 2012
Sue McGann replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
"yeah.. cordless or wireless - same thing.. have to plug them in!   We've got three of the "old fashioned" wired kind - but not Bells.. bought last one at Rite Aid last year.. the other two from Fred Meyers several years…"
Oct 31, 2012
Theresa Edwards left a comment for David Wilma
"David, I'm delighted to see that you've joined the SusNE Emergency Prepare group! You have so much wisdom that you can share with the rest of us. Theresa"
Oct 30, 2012
David Wilma replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
"Yes, the vast majority of the towers have APUs that start automatically in the event of a failure. And the towers are built to withstand earthquakes.  One of the issues in an unusual event is everyone goes to pick up their telephone, land line…"
Oct 30, 2012
Sue McGann replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
"just wondering.. Do the cell phone towers and cell systems have back up power for when the power is out for days or weeks? or less for that matter?? I'm not clear on this..  I've heard only telephone landlines have their own separate…"
Oct 30, 2012
Leo Brodie replied to David Wilma's discussion Cell phones in the group Emergency Prepare
"Thanks, David. These are valuable suggestions.  "
Oct 30, 2012
David Wilma added a discussion to the group Emergency Prepare
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Cell phones

In an emergency we shouldn't ignore cell phones as a way to communicate. Towers and cell phone systems are designed to withstand seismic and wind events. Even if the systems get overloaded initially, they will come back. Some ideas:Exchange cell phone numbers with other volunteers ahead of time, particularly with those at hubs. We might use the bubble-pack radios to exchange phone numbers. Cell phones are easily rechargeable from motor vehicles. If we lose power for days, we can still fire up a…See More
Oct 30, 2012
David Wilma replied to Theresa Edwards's discussion Ancient quake and tsunami in Puget Sound shake researchers in the group Emergency Prepare
"Tsunami is just one sort of cataclysm. Mud flows from Mount Rainier have reached as far as Kent.  "
Oct 30, 2012
David Wilma joined Joann Kerr's group
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Emergency Prepare

This guild will learn best practices for getting our community and our neighbors ready for any emergency. Will include collaboration with municipal agencies that have systems in place, such as Block Watch networks.
Oct 30, 2012
Sue McGann left a comment for David Wilma
"Welcome David, hope to see you at one of our many gatherings. John"
Apr 16, 2012
David Wilma is now a member of Sustainable NE Seattle
Apr 16, 2012

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Emergency Preparedness
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At 9:24am on October 30, 2012, Theresa Edwards said…

David,

I'm delighted to see that you've joined the SusNE Emergency Prepare group! You have so much wisdom that you can share with the rest of us.

Theresa

At 9:33pm on April 16, 2012, Sue McGann said…

Welcome David,

hope to see you at one of our many gatherings.

John

 
 
 

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