Call Up for HAM Operators for Emergency Comms in Panama City, FL Area

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Attention all HAM radio operators: The Florida State EOC has put out an urgent request for HAM operators to help in Bay County, FL (Panama City, Mexico Beach, etc).

Florida – -( Attention all HAM radio operators: The Florida State EOC has put out an urgent request for HAM operators to help in Bay County, FL (Panama City, Mexico Beach, etc).

You DO NOT have to be a member of Oath Keepers to volunteer for this.

The request is for HAM operators who can be totally self-sufficient and self-sustaining for seven days in an area that has been nearly totally devastated by the hurricane. That means you need to roll in ready to operate your radio on your own in a place without power, out of your vehicle or, at best, in an improvised station. Be prepared to operate entirely on your own, when it comes to shelter, food, water, fuel, batteries, light, solar charger or generator, etc.

We do have a local business shop owned by an Oath Keeper that we will be using as a rally point/base of operation for the Panama City area, and a local residence that can provide good well water, but please bring some backup bottled water just in case you are sent to another area, and please bring your own water containers to fill for your own use.

And please understand you will likely be tasked with going out into another area to provide emergency comms and you cannot count on being able to sleep in that shop. Be ready to use your own tent or tarp for shelter, or to sleep in your vehicle. If you have a cot, it is strongly advised you bring it. See our general CALL TO ACTION for other recommend gear.

NOTE: If you cannot come in person to help, please donate to help us with fuel and other expenses for our volunteers. The fuel bill alone will be significant.

For complete information on this Call to Action, please go to the article on our website, here:

We will keep the website updated with the current status of this operation

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seems the appliance operators are whining about a little pic of a cb that is obviously capable of running 10 meters. Im a ham but not conceited. i build my own gear and modify it. i use it and cb together with fmrs radios to get the message out.2 meters and 440 are good but if repeater towers are down and no power, you dont have repeater action. simplex frequencies work wonders. BUT ALL THE NIT PICKING WHININY ASSED COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE PIC ,ABOUT BEING A CB? COME ON QUIT ACTING LIKE UR SO SPECIAL. YES WE HAVE TO LEARN… Read more »


Y’all need to get a picture of my ham radio on there not a CB!

You can email me at [email protected]!


Just helping you not look like a fool! Lol


Let me tell you ALL something ! We the people who rode this Hurricane out do not give a Darn about the flipping ad Radio ! Either you can volunteer or NOT ! Whineing about a radio picture hurts your waddle feelings !! YOU DISGUST ME ! People here have no friggin homes or half ass communication if any at all, you people are an INSULT to the communication HOBBY ! In Damn Fact…people here were talking to each other with CB Radio FIRST after the Hurricane . I wanted to get into HAM, YEAP I SAID HAM RADIO to… Read more »

Chris Boone

As a member of Quill and Scroll who took journalism in high school and college, I find this so-called news article to be done in poor taste. If you really are a journalistic site, learn how to check your fax and post the correct photos with the article. What do I stay out of the news Gathering business because obviously you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. Stick with guns cuz that seems to be the only thing you know about

Owner Musicradio Double-L S, KLLS 1300AM STEREO


you may have a valid point. I will never know, because I never read anything with HAM capitalized. it is not an acronym


Makes no difference if you use CB or ham or sms texting, you use what is working to get help.


Lets not slam CB radio, in time of emergency CB can save lives and get the vital messages out,
makes no difference the radio service that is used, CB, Ham or even text phone sms, etc.

Perhaps you are in need and you find a pickup truck with a CB rig and you will use it.


Totally inaccurate to show a citizens band radio with a title requesting Ham Radio operator assistance.

hippybiker/ N9USZ

Are you serious? Showing a chicken band radio. Ge5 real!


Dave, try the link again. It worked for me.


Every time I try to access any Oath Keepers site, I get the follwing message: