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 – -(AmmoLand.com)- 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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  • 11 thoughts on “Call Up for HAM Operators for Emergency Comms in Panama City, FL Area

    1. 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 ELECTRONICS. I GOT IN WHEN YOU HAD TO LEARN THE MORSE CODE.YOU DONT HEAR ME CRYINGING ABOUT IT.I JUST USE IT LIKE OTHERS. IN AN EMERGENCY YOU GET ALOT OF BLOATED ATTITUDES FROM ARES MANAGERS AND LIASIONS WHO THINK THEY ARE GOD OR THE POLICE OR THE FEDS.THEY ARE ONLY VOLUNTEERS PEOPLE. SO IF YOU HAVE CB USE IT, FMRS, USE IT, JUST COORDINATE THE SITUATION. AS FOR THE ARES MANAGERS, PISS OFF.IVE DEALT WITH SOME DURING TORNADO WARNINGS UP HERE IN THE NORTH AND SINCE IM NWS SPOTTER TRAINED I TRY TO HELP OUT. WELL SOME ARES MANAGER SAID SINCE I WASNT TRAINED BY THEM, I CAN ONLY REPORT SUCH AND SUCH. NEEDLESS TO SAY I RADIOED MY FINDINGS TO ANOTHER COUNTY THE STORM WAS HEADING. YOU KNOW THE BLOATED TICK ATTITUDE ONES . THE ONES WITH ARES STICKERS ON THE VEHICLES, RADIOS AND ANTENNAS TO MAKE THE VEHICLE LOOKING LIKE A COP CAR .AND WHEN LOCAL NETS COME UP THEY WONT CONVERSE WITH YOU UNLESS UR A GOOD FRIEND OF THEIRS. PISS ON THE ARES. THERE ARE PLENTY OF ORGANIZATIONS TO SIGN UP TO THAT DONT ACT LIKE YOU ARE BOTHERING THEM.ANYWAY, CB,FMRS,GMSR ETC,USE IT.JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS A HAM OPERATOR DOESNT MAKE HIM OR HER COMPETENT AND NICE. AS YOU ALL CAN READ FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE PICTURE OF THE CB/10 METER TRANSCEIVER. PRETTY BAD WHEN OTHER AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS ACT THIS WAY.RANDALL, ANYTIME YOU WANT TO BECOME A REAL HAM JUST GO TO YOUR LOCAL CLUB AND YOU WILL FIND MANY THAT ARE STILL USING CB RADIO TO KEEP IN CONTACT WITH OTHERS. IM MY AREA 2 METERS REPEATERS LOCALLY IS DEAD.IF YOU DONT USE D-STAR ETC UR NOT IN WITH FLINN .I HATE D-STAR AND NOW I JUST STAY ON THE HF BANDS.10 METERS WORKS WONDERS SIMILAR TO CB. AND YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE A CODE TEST EITHER. BUT ANY HAM DEGRADING ANOTHER SERVICE JUST TO ACT LIKE THEY ARE SUPERIOR, IS NOTHING BUT SCUM. THEY DO NOTHING BUT HURT THE HOBBY FOR OTHERS.LIKE I SAID PISS ON THE ARES MANAGERS . ALOT OF POLICE DEPTS STILL HAVE CB HOOKED UP FOR TRUCKER INFO ETC. AND DONT FORGET REACT.

    2. 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 HELP but I don’t think now I want to be as conceeded as you OPERATORS on here present yourself! Suck it Loosers ! We will get by WITHOUT YOU !

    3. 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

      Chris
      Owner Musicradio Double-L S, KLLS 1300AM STEREO
      WB5ITT EX-KDO2700

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

    5. 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.

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

      ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY

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