Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is your favorite?

Nets!

The following is a collection of high frequency radio nets that are worthy of your consideration.

Maritime Mobile Service Net


7290 Traffic Net

Oklahoma Phone Emergency Net

Oklahoma Traffic and Weather Net

Sooner Traffic Net

Central Gulf Coast Hurricane Net

Christian Amateur Radio Fellowship

MIDCARS

SOUTHCARS



Don't see your net here? Search for the net that meets YOUR needs.

73

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ICS-300 and -400 in #AltusOK



ICS-300 is set for February 25 while ICS-400 class is scheduled for March 11 in Altus.  Please look at your schedule and plan to attend these classes.  Both classes are two-day events.

http://osufst.org/event-information?recordid=46516 
http://osufst.org/event-information?recordid=46517

Classes are scheduled at Southwest Technology Center.

Registration is online or by calling Call 1.800.304.5727

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Abandoning Facebook | Reach The Public

http://www.govdelivery.com/blog/2012/11/abandoning-facebook/

If you are doing social media ONLY on Facebook, this article may cause
you pause.

Engagement is about being where your customers ARE. Do you THINK they
are on Facebook?

Personally, I have more followers on Twitter than I do on my combined
Facebook accounts. I have more amateur radio operators in my Google+
amateur radio circle than I do on my combined Facebook accounts.

THINK about what you are doing in social media. Do you have a plan?
Do you have a means for evaluating the plan?

Lloyd

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Do you have MORE than one way to get alerts?

What will one do to keep up with watches and warnings when technology
is slow to respond?

The Graphic, at the right, shows a Twitter account showing the lag between one weather product retweeted by a number of Twitter accounts. At the bottom of the picture, one will observe the Weather Bot sending an
advisory at 12:45 p.m.

Following that, the WX5EM Twitter account transmitted the information
to its stream at 12:19 p.m., a delay of four minutes.

Following that, two media accounts and one emergency management
accounts transmitted the same information to their streams at 12:23
p.m.

An eight minute delay occurred depending on which stream one was
following. "Back in the Day", eight minutes was the best one could
expect for a tornado warning. Today, that time has increased
significantly due to better technology, the Skywarn program, and
social media. However, 15 to 20 minutes is reduced to seven to 12 minutes when there are delays in the Twitter stream. One could build a case that there is little progress, using social media alone for warning transmission.

However, emergency managers have, for years, advised in having more
than ONE stream of information. Apart from a siren, one emergency
management program identified over 7 ways to get information,
including conventional television, radio, internet, NOAA All-hazards
radio, email, text message, and amateur radio.

Do you have three ways to get your warning? What are they? When the
power goes out, do you have three ways to get your warning? Have you
tested them recently?

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